A study on a cooperative relay using joint network and channel coding in simple triangular network topology

Masatoshi Mizobuchi, Shinsuke Ibi, Seiichi Sampei
2009 2009 IEEE 20th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications  
This paper proposes a cooperative relay transmission exploiting a concatenated structure composed of a simple exclusive OR (XOR) network code and channel codes. A main contribution of this paper is to clarify the joint network-andchannel coding combined with an iterative decoding is effective in providing highly reliable wireless communications even in the case where distances from one destination node to two source nodes are not the same in the case of triangular topology network. In this
more » ... it is subject to imbalanced signal powers at the destination node, resulting in imbalanced link quality. In this paper, we focus on an analogy between the triangular topology network and a quaternary PSK (QPSK) symbol with a rectangular shape, i.e., imbalanced the in-phase and quadraturephase (I-Q). After demonstrating that the rectangular QPSK has a potential to detect signals with high accuracy by iterative decoding, a configuration of the cooperative relay to be proposed in this paper is revealed. Computer simulation confirms that both the rectangular QPSK and the cooperation are effective to solve the imbalanced problem.
doi:10.1109/pimrc.2009.5450236 dblp:conf/pimrc/MizobuchiIS09 fatcat:rawsecxgqvctvlhizx252p7lr4