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Outage probability of multiuser relay networks in Nakagami-m fading channels

Author(s): Yang, N (Yang, Nan); Elkashlan, M (Elkashlan, Maged); Yuan, JH (Yuan, Jinhong)

We evaluate the performance of downlink multi-user relay networks (MRNs) equipped with a single amplify-and-forward (AaF) relay. A thorough and exact analysis is conducted to analyze the outage probability of MRNs under dissimilar Nakagami-m fading conditions. More specifically, we derive new closed-form expressions for the outage probability and the probability density function (pdf) of the highest end-to-end signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) associated with the strongest destination with the single user and Rayleigh fading as special cases. In particular, we provide new results for channel-state information (CSI)-based-gain relaying and fixed-gain relaying. We then demonstrate that the achievable diversity order is equal to either the first-hop fading parameter or the product of the second-hop fading parameter and the number of destinations. Furthermore, we derive compact closed-form expressions for the moments of the highest end-to-end SNR, from which other moment-based measures such as the average SNR and the amount of fading are deduced. Our results highlight the performance improvements offered by opportunistic scheduling and reveal the impact of the relay location with unbalanced hops on the overall performance. Various numerical examples illustrate the proposed analysis.

Author(s):  Yang, N (Yang, Nan); Elkashlan, M (Elkashlan, Maged); Yuan, JH (Yuan, Jinhong)
Source:  IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, 59 (5): 2120-2132 JUN 2010
Language:  English
Document Type:  Article
Author Keywords:  Cooperative transmission; Nakagami fading; opportunistic scheduling
KeyWords Plus:  TO-END PERFORMANCE; OPPORTUNISTIC FEEDBACK; TRANSMISSION-SYSTEMS; WIRELESS NETWORKS; MIMO SYSTEMS; DIVERSITY; CAPACITY; SCHEMES
Addresses:  [Yang, Nan] Beijing Inst Technol, Sch Informat & Elect, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China; [Yang, Nan; Elkashlan, Maged; Yuan, Jinhong] Univ New S Wales, Sch Elect Engn & Telecommun, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; [Elkashlan, Maged] CSIRO ICT Ctr, Wireless Technol Lab, Marsfield, NSW 2122, Australia
Reprint Address:  Yang, N, Beijing Inst Technol, Sch Informat & Elect, Beijing 100081, Peoples R China
Funding Agency:  Australian Research Council - Qatar National Research Fund
Publisher:  IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC
Publisher Address:  445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
ISSN:  0018-9545
29-char Source Abbrev.:  IEEE TRANS VEH TECHNOL
ISO Source Abbrev.:  IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol.
Subject Category:  Engineering, Electrical & Electronic; Telecommunications; Transportation Science & Technology
ISI Document Delivery No.:  611JW
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