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Rate-Per-Link Adaptation in Cooperative Wireless Networks with Multi-Rate Combining

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Rate-Per-Link Adaptation in Cooperative Wireless Networks with Multi-Rate Combining
—Rate adaptation based on Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) measurements is a common channel adaptation scheme to increase throughput in wireless communication systems. To use rate adaptation efficiently in cooperative wireless networks, an adaptation algorithm must consider multiple channels (sourcedestination, source-relays, and relays-destination) to select modulation and code rates that maximize throughput. In this paper we analyze the potential gains that combining cooperation with rate adaptation brings in three steps: (1) We derive the theoretical capacity bounds for ideal rate adaptation schemes for typical topologies. (2) We propose an offline heuristic for computing SNR thresholds aimed at reaching the derived bounds. (3) Using this heuristic, we compare rate adaptation for Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC), where links are equally adapted, with Soft-Bit MRC (SBMRC), where links are individually adapted. We find that adapting the rate per link is superior in terms of throughput.
Hermann S. Lichte, Stefan Valentin, Holger von Mal
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ICC
Authors Hermann S. Lichte, Stefan Valentin, Holger von Malm, Holger Karl, Akram Bin Sediq, Imad Aad
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