Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks for Bit-Interleaved Space-Time Codes

Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 246)


This paper proposes a novel Amplify-and-Forward (AF) cooperative diversity scheme by employing the combination of bit-interleave coded modulation (BICM) and orthogonal space-time block coding (STC). The frame of the wireless network is described and the pairwise error probability (PEP) of AF protocol is derived. Based on the PEP, exact expressions of bit-error-rate (BER) are investigated over dissimilar Rayleigh fading channels. Numerical results corroborate the analysis and confirm the effectiveness of the proposed scheme.


Bit-interleave Space-time coding Amplify-and-forward Bit-error-rate 



This work was supported by the Applied Foundation Research Projects for Department of Science and Technology of Sichuan Province (No. 2012JY0072) and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central University (No. ZYGX2011J125).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Aeronautics and AstronauticsThe University of Electronic and Science Technology of ChinaChengduChina
  2. 2.School of ECEUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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