Performance Analysis of Rayleigh and Rician Fading Channel Models using Matlab Simulation

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Sanjiv Kumar 1,* P. K. Gupta 2 G. Singh 3 D. S. Chauhan 4

1. Department of Computer Engineering, BPS Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Khanpur, Kalan -131305, India

2. Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan – 173 234, India

3. Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan – 173 234, India

4. Uttarakhand Technical University, Deharadun, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 7 Oct. 2012 / Revised: 14 Feb. 2013 / Accepted: 20 Apr. 2013 / Published: 8 Aug. 2013

Index Terms

Fading Channel, Wireless Communication, Rayleigh Fading, Rician Fading, Error Rate, Outage Probability


An effort has been made to illustrate the performance comparison of the Rayleigh and Rician fading channel models by using MATLAB simulation in terms of source velocity and outage probability. We have developed algorithms for the Rayleigh and Rician fading channels, which computes the envelop and outage probability. The parameters such as source velocity and outage probability play very important role in the performance analysis and design of the digital communication systems over the multipath fading environment.

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Sanjiv Kumar, P. K. Gupta, G. Singh, D. S. Chauhan, "Performance Analysis of Rayleigh and Rician Fading Channel Models using Matlab Simulation", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.5, no.9, pp.94-102, 2013. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2013.09.11


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