Analytical End-to-End PER Performance of Multi-Hop Cooperative Relaying and Its Experimental Verification

Hidekazu MURATA

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B    No.3    pp.449-455
Publication Date: 2017/03/01
Publicized: 2016/10/12
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016EBP3132
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
cooperative relaying,  space-time coding,  multi-hop relaying,  transmission experiment,  

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The end-to-end packet error rate (PER) performance of a multi-hop cooperative relaying system is discussed in this paper. In this system, the end-to-end PER performance improves with the number of hops under certain conditions. The PER performance of multi-hop cooperative networks is analyzed with the state transition technique. The theoretical analysis reveals that the PER performance can be kept almost constant, or even improved, as the number of hops is increased. Computer simulation results agree closely with the analysis results. Moreover, to confirm this performance characteristic in an actual setup, an in-lab experiment using a fading emulator was conducted. The experimental results confirm the theoretical end-to-end PER performance of this system.