Comparing the Outage Capacity of Transmit Diversity and Incremental Relaying

Tobias Renk, Holger Jaekel, Friedrich K. Jondral
2009 2009 IEEE 70th Vehicular Technology Conference Fall  
We derive the ǫ-outage capacity of a wireless relay network where relaying only takes place if the destination has not been able to decode the source message. We refer to this scheme as incremental relaying. The relays use space-time block coding and perform decode-and-forward. We compare incremental relaying to transmit diversity in terms of ǫ-outage capacity and signal-to-noise ratio gain. It is demonstrated that incremental relaying outperforms transmit diversity only in certain regions that determine the relay locations.
doi:10.1109/vetecf.2009.5378686 dblp:conf/vtc/RenkJJ09 fatcat:obhav2aiszc2xgn2gexnnxolgq