Mahmoud H. Ismail

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We use the Padé approximation (PA) technique to obtain closed-form approximate expressions for the moment-generating function (MGF) of the Weibull random variable. Unlike previously obtained closed-form exact expressions for the MGF, which are relatively complicated as being given in terms of the Meijer G-function, PA can be used to obtain simple rational(More)
One of the main problems in LTE-A networks is the small rates achieved by cell-edge users. This is due to the adoption of a frequency reuse factor of 1, which aims at increasing the overall capacity. This occurs, however, at the expense of increasing the interference level for cell-edge users. Cooperative communication through the use of relays is an(More)
Enabling underlay direct Device-to-Device (D2D) communication mode in future cellular networks has good potential for spectrally-efficient and low-latency support of local media services. Recently, it has become evident that shrinking the reuse distance over which wireless resources are reused is a key enabler for achieving high spectral efficiency.(More)
Device-to-device communication (D2D) is an emerging technology aiming at enhancing the performance of next generation wireless communication systems. D2D communication enables two mobile stations to communicate directly without traversing the Base Station (BS). Smart techniques should be applied to manage the interference between the BS and the D2D(More)
In this paper, we introduce the exposed secondary users problem in underlay cognitive radio systems, where both the secondary-to-primary and primary-to-secondary channels have a Line-of-Sight (LoS) component. Based on a Rician model for the LoS channels, we show, analytically and numerically, that LoS interference hinders the achievable secondary user(More)
Spectrally-efficient and low-latency support of local media services is expected to be provided by enabling underlay direct Device-to-Device (D2D) communication mode in future cellular networks. Interference Alignment (IA) can enhance the capacity of a wireless network by providing more degrees of freedom. In this paper, we propose using IA techniques in a(More)
In this paper, we present two novel Resource Allocation (RA) strategies based on the Signal-to-Leakage-plus-Noise-Ratio (SLNR) for the downlink (DL) of Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) transmission in LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) system. The proposed RA strategies select the UEs that can efficiently share the same Resource Block (RB) without degrading the overall(More)