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Accurate performance analysis of single and opportunistic AF relay cooperation with imperfect cascaded channel estimates

Bharadwaj, Sachin and Mehta, Neelesh B (2013) Accurate performance analysis of single and opportunistic AF relay cooperation with imperfect cascaded channel estimates. In: IEEE Transactions on Communications, 61 (5). pp. 1764-1775.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCOMM.2013.031213.120471


Given the significant gains that relay-based cooperation promises, the practical problems of acquisition of channel state information (CSI) and the characterization and optimization of performance with imperfect CSI are receiving increasing attention. We develop novel and accurate expressions for the symbol error probability (SEP) for fixed-gain amplify-and-forward relaying when the destination acquires CSI using the time-efficient cascaded channel estimation (CCE) protocol. The CCE protocol saves time by making the destination directly estimate the product of the source-relay and relay-destination channel gains. For a single relay system, we first develop a novel SEP expression and a tight SEP upper bound. We then similarly analyze an opportunistic multi-relay system, in which both selection and coherent demodulation use imperfect estimates. A distinctive aspect of our approach is the use of as few simplifying approximations as possible, which results in new results that are accurate at signal-to-noise-ratios as low as 1 dB for single and multi-relay systems. Using insights gleaned from an asymptotic analysis, we also present a simple, closed-form, nearly-optimal solution for allocation of energy between pilot and data symbols at the source and relay(s).

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IEEE Transactions on Communications
Publisher: IEEE
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to IEEE.
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 18 Jul 2013 07:03
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2013 07:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/46874

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