Multihop MIMO relay networks with ARQ

Yao Xie, Deniz Gündüz, Andrea Goldsmith

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A multiple antenna multihop relay network consisting of a source, a relay, and a destination node, is considered. The diversity-multiplexing-delay tradeoffs (DMDT) for various multihop ARQ protocols are obtained. It is shown that the tradeoff region is limited by the performance of the weakest link, and hence the optimal ARQ protocol should balance the link performances by allocating the ARQ rounds among all links. Based on this argument, a Variable Block-Length (VBL) ARQ protocol is proposed and its DMDT-optimality is shown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 2009 - 2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 30 2009Dec 4 2009

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2009 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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