Effective Capacity of a Correlated Nakagami-M Fading Channel

Date Added: Aug 2010
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The grail of next-generation wireless networks is providing real-time services for delay-sensitive applications, which require that the wireless networks provide QoS guarantees. The Effective Capacity (EC) proposed by Wu and Negi provides a powerful tool for design of QoS provisioning mechanisms. In this paper, the authors intend to generalize their formula for the effective capacity of a correlated Rayleigh fading channel; specifically, they derive a closed form approximate EC formula for a special correlated Nakagami-m fading channel, for which the inverse of the correlation coefficient matrix is tridiagonal.