JPL's Wireless Communication Reference Website

Chapter: Wireless Channels
Section: Multipath Fading, Rician fading, Rician distribution

Distribution of Signal Strength for Rician Fading

Expressed in terms of the local-mean power and the Rician K-factor, the pdf of the signal amplitude becomes

This Special Purpose Embedded Calculator calculates the distribution, i.e., the pdf integrated from zero to a thrshold value. This presents the probability that a signal amplitude drops below that threshold value.

Outage Probability for Rician Fading

Input parameters:

K factor
Power in LOS divided by
scattered power.
dB
Fade Margin
LOS+scattered power divided by
minimum required power (threshold).
dB
 
 

Result:

Outage Probability  

For the evaluation of cellular networks, see also the comprehensive SPEC for outage probabilities with Rayleigh fading, shadowing, interference, and man-made noise.



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