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Effects of Multiple Antennas on Outage Performance of Decode-and-Forward Cooperative Networks with Relay Selection
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications Vol.E94-B No.11 pp.3155-3159
Publication Date: 2011/11/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
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In this paper, we consider multiple source and destination antennas based on relay selection scheme to improve the end-to-end outage performance for decode-and-forward cooperative networks. We derive an exact closed-form expression of the outage probability for the proposed system over a Rayleigh fading channel and describe the diversity-multiplexing tradeoff of the system. We then analyze the effects of the number of source and destination antennas on the outage probabilities and diversity-multiplexing tradeoffs.