The Gamma Variate with Random Shape Parameter and Some Applications

  title={The Gamma Variate with Random Shape Parameter and Some Applications},
  author={Amine Maaref and Ramesh Annavajjala},
  journal={IEEE Communications Letters},
This letter provides a new outlook at the Gamma distribution and its involvement in the performance analysis of digital communications over wireless fading channels. Whereas the Gamma distribution is usually regarded as a two-parameter distribution with a scale and shape factors that are deterministic parameters, we investigate the implications and insight that can be drawn from considering a Gamma variate with a random shape factor. Applications of such a distribution in the context of… CONTINUE READING


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