Practical Issues in the Estimation of Nakagami-m Parameter

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The Nakagami m parameter is known to capture the envelope distribution of various fading channel conditions in wireless communications. The value of m is indicative of the severity of fading, and is a measure of channel quality, making its estimation necessary. In this paper, we discuss some practical issues not addressed in the literature including presence of additive noise, adaptation and computational complexity. Moreover, we propose new estimators which are robust to any symmetrically distributed noise with the best performance and lowest complexity among the existing estimators designed for noise immunity. Simulation results corroborate our analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record / IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2003
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03 - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Dec 1 2003Dec 5 2003


OtherIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference GLOBECOM'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Global and Planetary Change


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