Asymmetric diversity modulation scheme in wireless fading relay channels

Jaemin Han, Eunsung Oh, Hyungsik Ju, Daesik Hong

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In this paper, we propose an asymmetric diversity modulation (ADM) scheme for a single-source relay system that utilizes the relay's higher transmission ability as a form of diversity. To achieve this, the proposed method transmits multiple source bits over a high-order modulating relay as a way to provide additional time diversity. The spatial and time diversity then undergo 'bit'-based combining at the destination. Using the proposed 'bit'-based channel combining method, we derive the theoretical bit error rate (BER) for such a system. Moreover, we investigate the fact that the proposed scheme shows a performance trade-off between bit power and time diversity resulting from the reduced bit power caused by a high-order modulating relay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3442-3447
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation through the NRL Program (Grant R0A-2007-000-20043-0). Digital Object Identifier 10.1109/TWC.2009.081202

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the MKE(Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC(Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the IITA(Institute for Information Technology Advancement)(IITA-2009-C1090-0902-0005).

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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