Wireless Personal Communications

, Volume 97, Issue 3, pp 4183–4197 | Cite as

A New Closed-Form Expressions of Channel Capacity with MRC, EGC and SC Over Lognormal Fading Channel

  • Diwaker Tiwari
  • Sanjay SoniEmail author
  • Puspraj Singh Chauhan


In this work, we derive the closed-form expressions of channel capacity with maximal ratio combining, equal gain combining and selection combining schemes under different transmission policies such as optimal power and rate adaptation, optimal rate adaptation, channel inversion with fixed rate (CIFR) and truncated CIFR. Various approximations to the intractable integrals have been proposed using methods such as Holtzman and Gauss–Hermite approximations and simpler expressions are suggested. Moreover, as an application, the channel capacity of lognormally distributed fading channel in the interference-limited environment is discussed. The obtained closed-form expressions have been validated with the exact numerical results.


Channel fading Wireless communication Channel capacity Probability distribution function Shadowing 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Diwaker Tiwari
    • 1
  • Sanjay Soni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Puspraj Singh Chauhan
    • 1
  1. 1.G. B. Pant Engineering CollegePauriIndia

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