Hierarchical modulation-based cooperation utilizing relay-assistant full-duplex diversity

Hyukmin Son, Jongrok Park, Sanghoon Lee

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In this paper, we present a hierarchical modulation- based cooperation (HMC) scheme to overcome capacity degradation due to half-duplex transmissions in conventional cooperative relay systems. In the HMC scheme, two relay terminals are used for both transmit and receive operations, i.e., full-duplex transmission. This scheme reduces the required number of time slots for cooperation. Utilizing this cooperative mechanism, the HMC scheme achieves cooperative diversity at the destination node by combining the signals delivered from the source and relay nodes. In addition, we derive a closed form of the end-to-end bit error rate for the HMC scheme, which is utilized to determine an optimal power ratio for hierarchical signals at the source node. In concurrence with the HMC scheme, we develop the best relay selection scheme for a practical wireless communication networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)583-595
Number of pages13
JournalWireless Networks
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Apr

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Funding Information:
Acknowledgments This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2010-0011995). This work was supported by the IT R&D program of MKE/KEIT. [KI002091, Research on Multiple Antenna and Multi-hop Relay Transmission Technologies for Next Generation Mobile Broadcasting Service].

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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