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Statistical Analysis of Multipath Fading Channels Using Generalizations of Shot Noise

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EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:186020

  • Received: 3 December 2007
  • Accepted: 22 July 2008
  • Published:


This paper provides a connection between the shot-noise analysis of Rice and the statistical analysis of multipath fading wireless channels when the received signals are a low-pass signal and a bandpass signal. Under certain conditions, explicit expressions are obtained for autocorrelation functions, power spectral densities, and moment-generating functions. In addition, a central limit theorem is derived identifying the mean and covariance of the received signals, which is a generalization of Campbell_s theorem. The results are easily applicable to transmitted signals which are random and to CDMA signals.


  • Autocorrelation
  • Receive Signal
  • Limit Theorem
  • Power Spectral Density
  • Autocorrelation Function

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 1678, Cyprus
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996, USA


© Charalambos D. Charalambous et al. 2008

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