Weibull fading

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Weibull fading, named after Waloddi Weibull, is a simple statistical model of fading used in wireless communications and based on the Weibull distribution. Empirical studies have shown it to be an effective model in both indoor[1] and outdoor[2] environments.

In 2005, a theoretical model for a particular class of Weibull distributions was described by Sagias and Karagiannidis,[3] who also analyzed channel capacity of a wireless channel in the presence of Weibull fading.[4]


  1. ^ Adawi, N.S. et al. (1988). Coverage prediction for mobile radio systems operating in the 800/900 MHz frequency range, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 37, (1), 3–72
  2. ^ Hashemi, H. (1993). The indoor radio propagation channel, Proceedings IEEE 81 (7) 943–968
  3. ^ Sagias, N.C.; & Karagiannidis G.K; (2005). Gaussian class multivariate Weibull distributions: Theory and applications in fading channels, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory 51 (10), 3608-3619
  4. ^ Sagias, N.C.; Zogas, D.A.; Karagiannidis, G.K.; & Tombras, G.S; (2004). Channel capacity and second order statistics in Weibull fading IEEE Communications Letters, 8 (6) 377-379