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An adaptive transmission protocol for exploiting diversity and multiplexing gains in wireless relaying networks


El Astal, MTO and Abu-Hudrouss, AM and Salmon, BP and Olivier, JC, An adaptive transmission protocol for exploiting diversity and multiplexing gains in wireless relaying networks, Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2015, (1) Article 37. ISSN 1687-1472 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2015 El Astal et al, This is an Open Access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0)(, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited.

DOI: doi:10.1186/s13638-015-0266-9


Wireless relaying networks with distributed space-time block codes have been shown to provide high link reliability. This is because of the space diversity gain from multiple transmitting relays, which improves by adding more relays. The drawback of this approach is the overall reduction in throughput of the network. In this paper, we propose a method to construct a distributed space-time block code that is combined with spatial modulation to find a flexible trade-off between reliability and throughput. This proposed method is not restricted to a specific number of relays and can be constructed as necessary. The constructed code also uses a novel adaptive transmission protocol to achieve higher space diversity, even with relays equipped with a single antenna. This protocol assumes use of coherent detection, meaning that a perfect channel estimation is available at the destination. Lastly, a new decoder is proposed that offers significant reduction in complexity to maintain high data throughput. All claims in this work are supported with theoretical analysis and backed up with empirical results.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:spatial modulation, spatial diversity, wireless relaying networks, space-time block coding
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Communications engineering
Research Field:Signal processing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:El Astal, MTO (Mr Mohammed El Astal)
UTAS Author:Salmon, BP (Dr Brian Salmon)
UTAS Author:Olivier, JC (Professor JC Olivier)
ID Code:99469
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2015-03-25
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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