On the Performance Analysis of Composite Multipath/Shadowing Channels Using the G-Distribution
Composite multipath/shadowing fading environments are frequently encountered in different realistic scenarios. These channels are generally modeled as a mixture of Nakagamim multipath fading and log-normal shadowing. The resulting composite probability density function (pdf) is unfortunately not in closed-form, thereby making the performance evaluation of communication links in these channels cumbersome. In this paper, the authors propose to model composite channels by the very general G-distribution. This pdf arises when the log-normal shadowing is substituted by the Inverse-Gaussian one. This substitution will prove to be very accurate for several shadowing conditions.