Probability density function


Cumulative distribution function


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The Nakagami distribution or the Nakagamim distribution is a probability distribution related to the gamma distribution. It has two parameters: a shape parameter and a second parameter controlling spread, .
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Characterization[edit]
Its probability density function (pdf) is^{[1]}
Its cumulative distribution function is^{[1]}
where P is the incomplete gamma function (regularized).
Parameter estimation[edit]
The parameters and are^{[2]}
and
An alternative way of fitting the distribution is to reparametrize and m as σ = Ω/m and m.^{[3]} Then, by taking the derivative of log likelihood with respect to each of the new parameters, the following equations are obtained and these can be solved using the NewtonRaphson method:
and
It is reported by authors^{[who?]} that modelling data with Nakagami distribution and estimating parameters by above mention method results in better performance for low data regime compared to moments based methods.
Generation[edit]
The Nakagami distribution is related to the gamma distribution. In particular, given a random variable , it is possible to obtain a random variable , by setting , , and taking the square root of :
 .
The Nakagami distribution can be generated from the chi distribution with parameter set to and then following it by a scaling transformation of random variables. That is, a Nakagami random variable is generated by a simple scaling transformation on a Chidistributed random variable as below:
History and applications[edit]
The Nakagami distribution is relatively new, being first proposed in 1960.^{[4]} It has been used to model attenuation of wireless signals traversing multiple paths.^{[5]}
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References[edit]
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Laurenson, Dave (1994). "Nakagami Distribution". Indoor Radio Channel Propagation Modelling by Ray Tracing Techniques. Retrieved 20070804.
 ^ R. Kolar, R. Jirik, J. Jan (2004) "Estimator Comparison of the Nakagamim Parameter and Its Application in Echocardiography", Radioengineering, 13 (1), 8–12
 ^ Mitra, Rangeet; Mishra, Amit Kumar; Choubisa, Tarun (2012). "Maximum Likelihood Estimate of Parameters of Nakagamim Distribution". International Conference on Communications, Devices and Intelligent Systems (CODIS), 2012: 912.
 ^ Nakagami, M. (1960) "The mDistribution, a general formula of intensity of rapid fading". In William C. Hoffman, editor, Statistical Methods in Radio Wave Propagation: Proceedings of a Symposium held June 1820, 1958, pp 336. Pergamon Press.
 ^ Parsons, J. D. (1992) The Mobile Radio Propagation Channel. New York: Wiley.
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