Cooperative Communications Framework for Industrial Applications
The communication network of any industry plays very crucial role in its efficient operations and hence there is an increasing demand for building a dedicated wireless network which should be used within the industry by various entities. In this work, a cooperative communication-based unified framework has been developed that allows the spectrum sharing among the employees, machines, operators, managers, etc. Using the concepts of cognitive and cooperative communications with relays, all communications are carried over the same spectrum in very efficient way. Simulation is carried out by deploying both stationary as well as mobile nodes and the overall performance is analyzed in terms of the outage characteristics and channel capacities of both primary (fixed nodes) and secondary (mobile nodes) communications. A protocol stack with three layers has been proposed at the end for supporting the prototype development.
KeywordsCognitive radio (CR) Cooperative communication (CC) DF relaying protocol Rayleigh fading channels Outage probability Channel capacity
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