Annals of Telecommunications

, Volume 74, Issue 11–12, pp 681–686 | Cite as

Efficient relay selection scheme utilizing superposition modulation in cooperative communication

  • Seung-Jun Yu
  • Yeong-Seop Ahn
  • Sung-Bok Choi
  • Yeon-Kug Moon
  • Hyoung-Kyu SongEmail author


In this paper, a cooperative communication scheme is proposed utilizing superposition modulation (SM) in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM). The proposed relay selection scheme selects an optimal relay and improves the BER performance by utilizing SM in cooperative communication. Also, the proposed cooperative communication scheme transmits the signal of source and relay at the same time by utilizing SM. As a result, the proposed schemes select the optimal relay and improve the reliability and throughput compared with the conventional cooperative communication scheme.


Cooperative communication SM OFDM CDD 


Funding information

This work was financially supported by the Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion (IITP) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2017-0-00217, Development of Immersive Signage Based on Variable Transparency and Multiple Layers) and was supported by the MSIT (Ministry of Science and ICT), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program (IITP-2019-2018-0-01423) supervised by the IITP (Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication EngineeringSejong UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Network Convergence Research Center of Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI)SeoulRepublic of Korea

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