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Chapter: Wireless Channels
Section: Multipath fading

Nakagami fading

Besides Rayleigh and Rician fading, refined models for the pdf of a signal amplitude exposed to mobile fading have been suggested.

Nakagami Math

The distribution of the amplitude and signal power can be used to find probabilities on signal outages.

The Nakagami fading model was initially proposed because it matched empirical results for short wave ionospheric propagation. In current wireless communication, the main role of the Nakagami model can be summarized as follows

When does Nakagami Fading occur?

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