Threshold-based detection for amplify-and-forward cooperative communication systems with channel estimation error

Abdulrahman Abuzaid, Qasim Zeeshan Ahmed, Mohamed Slim Alouini

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Efficient receiver designs for cooperative communication systems are becoming increasingly important. In previous work, cooperative networks communicated with the use of $L$ relays. As the receiver is constrained, it can only process $U$ out of $L$ relays. Channel shortening and reduced-rank techniques were employed to design the preprocessing matrix. In this paper, a receiver structure is proposed which combines the joint iterative optimization (JIO) algorithm and our proposed threshold selection criteria. This receiver structure assists in determining the optimal $U-{opt}$. Furthermore, this receiver provides the freedom to choose $U ≤ U-{opt}$ for each frame depending upon the tolerable difference allowed for mean square error (MSE). Our study and simulation results show that by choosing an appropriate threshold, it is possible to gain in terms of complexity savings without affecting the BER performance of the system. Furthermore, in this paper the effect of channel estimation errors is investigated on the MSE performance of the amplify-and-forward (AF) cooperative relaying system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC2014-Fall, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479944491
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 14 Sep 201417 Sep 2014
Conference number: 80


Conference80th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Abbreviated titleVTC 2014-Fall
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