Capacity Analysis of Multiple-input-multiple-output System Over Rayleigh and Rician Fading Channel

  • Yazen Saifuldeen Mahmood Department of Computer Science, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
  • Ghassan Amanuel Qasmarrogy Department of Computer Science, Cihan University-Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
Keywords: Channel state information, Ergodic capacity, Multiple-input-multiple-output, Outage capacity, Rayleigh, Rician, Water filling


This paper aims to analyze the channel capacity in terms of spectral efficiency of a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) system when channel state information (CSI) is known using water-filling algorithm and unknown at the transmitter side which it has been shown that the knowledge of the CSI at the transmitter enhancing the performance, the random Rayleigh and Rician channel models are assumed. Ergodic capacity and outage probability are the most channel capacity definitions which are investigated in this study. MATLAB code is devised to simulate the capacity of MIMO system for different numbers of antenna nodes versus different signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) values. In addition, the outage capacity probabilities for vary transmission rate and SNR are discussed.


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Mahmood Y, Qasmarrogy G. Capacity Analysis of Multiple-input-multiple-output System Over Rayleigh and Rician Fading Channel. cuesj [Internet]. 20Aug.2019 [cited 7Dec.2021];3(2):70-4. Available from:
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