On the diversity of partial relaying cooperation with relay selection in finite-SNR regime

Thang X. Vu, Symeon Chatzinotas, Bjorn Ottersten
2017 2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)  
This work studies the performance of a cooperative network which consists of two channel-coded sources, multiple relays, and one destination. Due to the spectral efficiency constraint, we assume that a single time slot is dedicated to relaying. Conventional network-coded based cooperation (NCC) selects the best relay which uses network coding to serve the two sources simultaneously. It is shown that NCC, however, only achieves diversity of order two regardless of the number of available relays
more » ... f available relays and the channel code. In this paper, we propose a novel partial relaying based cooperation (PARC) scheme to improve the system diversity in the finite signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) regime. Firstly, closed-form expressions for the system bit error rate (BER) and diversity order of PARC are derived as a function of the operating SNR value and the minimum distance of the channel code. Secondly, we analytically show that the proposed PARC achieves full diversity order in the finite SNR regime, given that an appropriate channel code is used. Finally, numerical results verify our analysis and demonstrate a large SNR gain of PARC over NCC in the SNR region of interest.
doi:10.1109/icc.2017.7996523 dblp:conf/icc/VuCO17 fatcat:24apkj3nufbxdkn2j3biky6zoq