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BER Analysis of Multi-Hop Decode-and-Forward Relaying with Generalized Selection Combining
Vo-Nguyen Quoc BAO Hyung-Yun KONG
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2010/07/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
bit error rate, decode-and-forward relaying, Rayleigh fading, generalized selection combining, cooperative communications, multi-hop relaying,
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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.