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

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KAPUCU N. , BİLİM M. , DEVELİ I. , Kabalcı Y.

ELEKTRONIKA IR ELEKTROTECHNIKA, vol.21, no.1, pp.60-63, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5755/j01.eee.21.1.9806
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-63


This study analyses the performance of two-hop decode-and-forward (DF) relaying protocol under mixed faded channels by evaluating outage probability (P-out) 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 P-out 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.