Performance Comparison of In-Band Full-Duplex and Half-Duplex Two-Hop Relaying with Channel Estimation Errors

Siye WANG  Yonghua LI  Mingyao WANG  Wenbo XU  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E101-B   No.2   pp.573-581
Publication Date: 2018/02/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2017EBP3029
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
amplify-and-forward,  ergodic capacity,  channel estimation error,  loop back interference,  

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In this paper, we consider a two-hop communication system with an amplify-and-forward (AF) relay under channel estimation errors. According to the channel quality of the link between the base station (BS) and the relay, we investigate two typical relay scenarios. We study the capacity performance for both In-Band Full-Duplex (IBFD) and Half-Duplex (HD) transmission modes. Moreover, we consider two operation modes of the user equipment (UE) for each scenario. Closed-form expressions of ergodic capacities with channel estimation errors are obtained for scenario-1. And we derive accurate approximations of ergodic capacities for scenario-2. Numerical experiments are conducted to verify the analytical results and show that our theoretical derivations are perfectly matched with the simulations. We show that with practical signal-to-noise ratio values and effective interference cancellation techniques, IBFD transmission is preferable in terms of capacity.