Diversity Combination in Multiuser Decode-and-Forward Cooperation with Multiple Shared Relays

Yubo LI  Qinye YIN  Junsong WANG  Weile ZHANG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E94-B   No.5   pp.1491-1494
Publication Date: 2011/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E94.B.1491
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
Keyword: 
cooperative diversity,  multiuser diversity,  outage probability,  symbol error probability,  

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Summary: 
In this letter, a multiuser cooperative network with multiple relays is introduced, and two decode-and-forward (DF) cooperation schemes are proposed aiming at outage-optimal and fair user scheduling, respectively. The outage probability and asymptotic expressions of symbol error probability (SEP) are derived to evaluate these two schemes. Analysis and simulations show that both schemes can achieve full diversity order, which is the combination of cooperative diversity and multiuser diversity.