Date Added: Apr 2013
In this paper, the authors present the performance analysis of two-hop relayed transmission over asymmetric Rayleigh and Rician fading environment. In many scenarios, the commonly assumed symmetry in relay channels is unrealistic. Therefore, this paper used asymmetric fading condition where the link experience unequal signal strength. Closed form expression for outage probability and average bit error probability are derived to study the performance of the system and also illustrate the positive impact of the Rician parameter on the system performance.