Performance of Two-Hop Relay Assisted Decode-and-Forward Transmission under Mixed Fading Environments

Nuri Kapucu, Mehmet Bilim, Ibrahim Develi, Yasin Kabalci


This study analyses the performance of two-hop decode-and-forward (DF) relaying protocol under mixed faded channels by evaluating outage probability ( ) and average bit-error probability (ABEP). It is assumed that the channel between source and relay is Rayleigh fading, whereas the relay-destination link is subject to Weibull fading. First, a closed-form expression is formulated for and then it is used to obtain ABEP for the considered system model. The ABEP performance of two-hop DF relaying is presented for M-ary phase shift keying (M-PSK) signaling with different constellation sizes. Moreover, the proposed analytical expressions are verified by simulations that present the correctness of the derived formulas.



Decode-and-forward; two-hop relaying; Weibull distribution.

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