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Cooperative communications with relay-selection: when to cooperate and whom to cooperate with?

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Cooperative communications with relay-selection: when to cooperate and whom to cooperate with?
Abstract--In this paper, we propose a new cooperative communication protocol, which achieves higher bandwidth efficiency while guaranteeing the same diversity order as that of the conventional cooperative schemes. The proposed scheme considers relay selection via the available partial channel state information (CSI) at the source and the relays. In particular, we discuss the multi-node decode-and-forward cooperative scenarios, where arbitrary N relays are available. The source determines when it needs to cooperate with one relay only, and which relay to cooperate with in case of cooperation, i.e., "When to cooperate?" and "Whom to cooperate with?". An optimal relay is the one which has the maximum instantaneous scaled harmonic mean function of its source-relay and relay-destination channel gains. For the symmetric scenario, we derive an approximate expression of the bandwidth efficiency and obtain an upper bound on the symbol error rate (SER) performance. We show th...
Ahmed S. Ibrahim, Ahmed K. Sadek, Weifeng Su, K. J
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TWC
Authors Ahmed S. Ibrahim, Ahmed K. Sadek, Weifeng Su, K. J. Ray Liu
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