Minimum duration outages in Rayleigh fading channels

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Minimum duration outages have been introduced for lognormal shadow fading where the durations of signal fades were considered in evaluating outages. In this paper we develop and analyze such minimum duration outages for channels susceptible to Rayleigh fading. The results show that under typical Doppler frequencies the outages due to Rayleigh fading are more likely to cause frame or packet errors rather than call dropping due to the short time scales in effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1755-1761
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Fading channels
  • Level crossings
  • Minimum duration outages
  • Performance analysis

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