A novel cooperative diversity transmission protocol is proposed for a four-node network, in which a single-antenna source communicates with an N-antenna destination with the help of two K-antenna half-duplex decode-and-forward (DF) relays. The proposed shifted successive DF relaying (SSDFR) protocol asymptotically achieves the optimal diversity-multiplexing tradeoff (DMT) the system can provide. The resulting DMT performance does not require complex coding strategies at the relays, extremely strong or weak inter-relay channel conditions, or feedback from the destination to the source, which highlights the advantages of the proposed protocol over state of the art techniques.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Applied Mathematics
- Cooperative diversity
- diversity-multiplexing tradeoff (DMT)
- repetition coding