BER Analysis of Multi-Hop Decode-and-Forward Relaying with Generalized Selection Combining

Vo-Nguyen Quoc BAO  Hyung-Yun KONG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E93-B   No.7   pp.1943-1947
Publication Date: 2010/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E93.B.1943
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
bit error rate,  decode-and-forward relaying,  Rayleigh fading,  generalized selection combining,  cooperative communications,  multi-hop relaying,  

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Summary: 
Generalized selection combining (GSC) was recently proposed as a low-complexity diversity combining technique for diversity-rich environments. This letter proposes a multi-hop Decode-and-Forward Relaying (MDFR) scheme in conjunction with GSC and describes its performance in terms of average bit error probability. We have shown that the proposed protocol offers a remarkable diversity advantage over direct transmission as well as the conventional decode-and-forward relaying (CDFR) scheme. Simulation results are also given to verify the analytical results.