The diagonal elements of the MC state transition matrix A represent there is no changes happened in buffer states, hence, we can calculate the outage probability in accordance with the corresponding steady state probability.

Since the MC state transition matrix A is reversible, it is easily to find that the transition probability matrices [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] are also reversible.

According to the proposed optimal relay selection scheme, we can get the MC state transition matrix shown as below.

kk-1] is the state transition matrix, and [[GAMMA].

In the next section, the calculation for state transition matrix will be analyzed and a simplified KF algorithm will be presented.

Based on this understanding, in this paper, time update of KF is not executed but the variables in state transition matrix in one measurement update period are recorded.

Let C be the 4-cell 60/102 NBCA whose state transition matrix is T =< 60,102,102,102 >.

Let C be the 60/102 NBCA whose state transition matrix is T.

be a state of the state transition diagram of the state transition matrix T of C.

or by calculating higher and higher powers of the state transition matrix using a graphing calculator or computer program.

One of the assumptions in Markov analysis is that the probabilities in the state transition matrix are constant for all time.