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Title: Ergodic Rates of the Fast Rayleigh Fading Relay Channel for Different Cooperative Strategies
Authors: Rizinski, Maryan
Kafedziski, Venceslav
Keywords: Gaussian Relay Channel`
Fast Rayleigh Fading
Channel Capacity
Ergodic Rates
Cooperative Strategies
Wireless Networks
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Citation: Serdica Journal of Computing, Vol. 7, No 2, (2013), 101p-114p
Abstract: This paper investigates the ergodic rates of three cooperative strategies for the fast Rayleigh fading relay channel, namely, decode-andforward (DF), compress-and-forward (CF) and amplify-and-forward (AF). The transmitter-relay, relay-receiver and transmitter-receiver links experience independent fast Rayleigh fading. Our analysis considers both fullduplex and half-duplex modes of operation of the relay channel, assuming that perfect transmit channel distribution information (CDI) is available at the transmitter and the relay. The ergodic rates are compared under different channel conditions to the corresponding upper capacity bounds of the relay channel and to the rate of direct transmission in order to investigate when it is beneficial to use a certain cooperative strategy. Cooperative transmission makes the ergodic rates approach or even become identical to the upper capacity bounds if some conditions are satisfied. The results show that DF and CF outperform AF as they are more complex strategies, while AF itself achieves higher rates than direct transmission in most channel scenarios, thus trading performance for implementation simplicity.
Description: ACM Computing Classification System (1998): E.4, C.2.1.
ISSN: 1312-6555
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