Aleksandar V. Marković, Zoran H. Perić, Danijel B. Đošić, Marko M. Smilić, Branimir S. Jakšić

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In this paper macrodiversity system with macrodiversity selection combining (SC) receiver and two microdiversity SC receivers operating over composite shadowed multipath fading environment is considered. Received signal is subjected simultaneously to gamma long term fading and α-κ-μ short term fading resulting in system performance degradation. Macrodiversity SC receiver reduces gamma long term fading effects and microdiversity SC receivers mitigate α-κ-μ short term fading effects. Analitical expression for average level crossing rate of proposed wireless mobile system represented as an infinite series is evaluated. Mathematical and numerical analysis are shown influences of gamma fading severity, α-κ-μ multipath fading severity, and Rician factor on average level crossing rate.

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