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On the Exact Outage Probability of 2×2 MIMO-MRC in Correlated Rician Fading

P Dharmawansa, K Kahatapitiya, S Atapattu, C Tellambura

Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) | IEEE | Published : 2020


This paper addresses a classical problem in random matrix theory-finding the distribution of the maximum eigen-value of the correlated Wishart unitary ensemble. In particular, we derive a new exact expression for the cumulative distribution function (c.d. f.) of the maximum eigen-value of a 2 × 2 correlated non-central Wishart matrix with rank-l mean. By using this new result, we derive the exact outage probability of 2 × 2 multiple-input multiple-output maximum-ratio-combining (MIMO-MRC) in Rician fading with transmit correlation and a strong line-of-sight (LoS) component (rank-l channel mean). We also show that the outage performance is affected by the relative alignment of the eigen-space..

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