Cooperative Communication Using the DF Protocol in the Hierarchical Modulation

Sung-Bok CHOI
Eui-Hak LEE
Jung-In BAIK
Young-Hwan YOU
Hyoung-Kyu SONG

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E98-A    No.9    pp.1990-1994
Publication Date: 2015/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E98.A.1990
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Communication Theory and Signals
DF,  hierarchical modulation,  cooperative communication,  Reed-Solomon codes,  

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To improve the BER performance of the conventional cooperative communication, this letter proposes an efficient method for the reliability, and it uses hierarchical modulation that has both the high priority (HP) layer and the low priority (LP) layer. To compensate more reliable transmission, the proposed method uses the error correction capability of Reed-Solomon (RS) codes additionally. The simulation results show that the proposed method can transmit data more reliably than the basic RS coded decode-and-forward (DF) method.