A Survey on Cooperative Diversity for Wireless Networks

Article (PDF Available)inIEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials 14(99):1 - 14 · January 2012with202 Reads
DOI: 10.1109/SURV.2011.082611.00047 · Source: IEEE Xplore
Diversity, i.e. transmitting multiple replicas of a signal, may mitigate fading in wireless networks. Among other diversity techniques, the space diversity of multi-antenna systems is particularly interesting since it can complement other forms of diversity. The recent cooperative diversity paradigm brings the advantages of multi-antenna space diversity to single antenna networked devices, which, through cooperation and antenna sharing, form virtual antenna arrays. However, cooperative diversity is a complex technique and research on this topic is still in its early stages. This paper aims at providing a general survey on the theoretical framework; and the physical and medium access control proposals in the literature.
    • "There are some survey contributions which address different techniques of cooperation in wireless networks. In [24], the authors presented a general survey on the theoretical framework and existing PHY and MAC proposals in the literature works. In the next survey [31], the main focus is on the contention-based MAC protocols and a classification of these protocols were presented according to fundamental issues of " when to cooperation " and " whom to cooperate " . "
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    • "On the other hand, in DnF systems, single or multiple relays decode, re-encode, and forward the outcome to the destination. In multi-relay cooperative systems, single relay selection (SRS) is of importance for practical implementation because it not only reduces the system complexity but also improves the system spectral efficiency while maintaining the system diversity order (DO) compared to schemes exploiting all available relays, i.e., orthogonal transmission, distributed space-time coding, and distributed beamforming schemes [2]. SRS investigated in existing literature can be categorized as best relay selection (BRS) and partial relay selection (PRS) [3][4][5][6]. "
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    • "Wang). formance with smaller transmission power [3][4][5][6], which essentially decreases the interference imposed on other users. This concept is equivalent to vacating hidden spectrum resources for users in its neighborhood area. "
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