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Published in IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, VOL. 54, NO. 11, NOVEMBER 2006. Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Used by permission.


It is pointed out that the result in Salo et al. “The Distribution of the Product of Independent Rayleigh Random Variables” IEEE Trans. Antennas Propag., vol. 54, pp. 639–643, Feb. 2006, is a particular case of a much more general result known since the 1970s. A general technique (known as the function technique) is described that can be used derive a wide range of results similar to Salo et al.