Smart regenerative relays for link-adaptive cooperative communications

Tairan Wang, Renqiu Wang, Georgios B. Giannakis

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Abstract

Without being necessary to pack multiple antennas per terminal, cooperation among distributed single-antenna nodes offers resilience to shadowing and can, in principle, enhance the performance of wireless communication networks by exploiting the available space diversity. Enabling the latter however, calls for practically implementable protocols to cope with errors at relay nodes so that simple receiver processing can collect the diversity at the destination. To this end, we derive in this paper a class of strategies whereby decoded bits at relay nodes are scaled in power before being forwarded to the destination. The scale is adapted to the signal-to-noise-ratio (SNR) of the source-relay and the intended relay-destination links. With maximum ratio combining (MRC) at the destination, we prove that such link-adaptive regeneration (LAR) strategies effect the maximum possible diversity while requiring simple channel state information that can be pragmatically available at the relay. In addition, LAR exhibits robustness to quantization and feedback errors and leads to efficient use of power both at relay as well as destination nodes. Analysis and corroborating simulations demonstrate that LAR relays are attractive across the practical SNR range; they are universally applicable to multi-branch and multi-hop uncoded or coded settings regardless of the underlying constellation; and outperform existing alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2006 IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1038-1043
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1424403502, 9781424403509
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006 - Princeton, NJ, United States
Duration: Mar 22 2006Mar 24 2006

Publication series

Name2006 IEEE Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006 - Proceedings

Other

Other2006 40th Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityPrinceton, NJ
Period3/22/063/24/06

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