Transmit Power Efficiency of Multi-Hop MRC Diversity for a Virtual Cellular Network

Imane DAOU  Eisuke KUDOH  Fumiyuki ADACHI  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E88-B   No.9   pp.3643-3648
Publication Date: 2005/09/01
Online ISSN: 
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e88-b.9.3643
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section LETTER (Special Section on Advances in Ad Hoc Mobile Communications and Networking)
virtual cellular network,  multi-hop MRC diversity,  transmit power control,  wireless multi-hop,  

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In virtual cellular network (VCN), proposed for high-speed packet mobile communications, the signal transmitted from a mobile terminal is received by wireless ports distributed in each virtual cell and relayed to the central port that acts as a gateway to the core network. In this letter, we apply the multi-hop maximal ratio combining (MHMRC) diversity and propose the route modification algorithm in order to improve transmit power efficiency degradation caused by the carrier frequency difference between the control and the data communication channels for VCN. The transmit power efficiency and the distribution of the number of hops are evaluated by computer simulation for a VCN.