Relay Selection Scheme for Improved Performance in the Wireless Communication Systems Based on OFDM

Sang-Young KIM  Won-Chang KIM  Hyoung-Kyu SONG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E100-A    No.10    pp.2200-2203
Publication Date: 2017/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E100.A.2200
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
relay selection,  cooperative transmission,  OFDM,  

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This letter proposes a relay selection scheme in order to improve a performance in the wireless cooperative communication system. The cooperative communication uses the relays in order to obtain a improved performance. The relay selection scheme has a great influence on the performance of the wireless cooperative communication. Because the diversity gain is affected by the superposition of the channels, a superposition of the channels is important in the wireless cooperative communication. The constructive superposition of the channels can improve the performance of the wireless cooperative communication. Because the conventional schemes do not consider the superposition of the channels, the conventional schemes are not suitable for the cooperative communication using the multiple relays. The new scheme considers the superposition of channels and selects the relays that can achieve the constructive superposition. Therefore, the new scheme can provide the improved performance by using the phase information between channels. The simulation results show that the bit error performance of the proposed scheme is better than the conventional schemes.