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Performance of dual-hop multi-antenna systems with fixed gain amplify-and-forward relay selection

Prakash, Shiva, McLoughlin, Ian Vince (2011) Performance of dual-hop multi-antenna systems with fixed gain amplify-and-forward relay selection. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 10 (6). pp. 1709-1714. ISSN 1536-1276. (doi:10.1109/TWC.2011.040411.101415) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:48901)

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Abstract

The performance of amplify-and-forward relaying in Rayleigh channels is explored for a dual-hop transmission system in which a transmission source selects one of several relays based upon instantaneous SNR (signal to noise ratio) to transmit a data packet to a destination receiver. Both source and receiver devices have multiple antennas, employing beamforming for transmission and MRC (maximal ratio combining) for reception. The chosen relay performs fixed gain forwarding. Closed form solutions for several performance measures are derived for this practical system, and the system is studied in terms of outage probability and symbol error rate which are verified through simulation. Several implementation alternatives are explored to note performance trade-offs, particularly between number of antennas and number of relays.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/TWC.2011.040411.101415
Uncontrolled keywords: cooperative diversity, amplift and forward, beamforming, outage probability, relay selection, symbol error rate, data packet transmission, dual hop
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Ian McLoughlin
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2015 15:15 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 14:40 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/48901 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
McLoughlin, Ian Vince: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7111-2008
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