What determines resource optimization in cooperative communications

Rui Cao, Liuqing Yang

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Abstract

Optimum resource allocation in cooperative networks has been studied for diverse system setups and with various optimization metrics. However, there lacks a unifying framework delineating the effects of different factors on resource optimization and its resultant benefit. In this paper, we investigate the relative effects of the optimization metric (error rate vs. outage probability), modulation type (coherent vs. differential) and the relaying protocol (amplify-and-forward (AF) vs. decodeand- forward (DF)). To facilitate such a unifying study, we provide a comprehensive set of system performance and optimization results for four commonly adopted cooperative systems: coherent amplify-and-forward (CAF), coherent decode-and-forward (CDF), differential amplify-and-forward (DAF), and differential decode-and-forward (DDF). Our analyses and simulations suggest that: i) The error rate and outage probability metrics yield similar optimization results; ii) The relaying protocol affects the optimization results more than the modulation type when the number of relays (L) is small; and iii) The CAF system is uniquely different from others when L is large.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009 - Proceedings
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: Apr 5 2009Apr 8 2009

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511

Other

Other2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2009
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period4/5/094/8/09

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