AF or DF, and How to Configure an Optimal Mixed AF-DF Relay System?

  • Hsiao-Hwa Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7105)


Channel fading due to multipath propagation in wireless communication systems causes a significant degradation in the received signal quality. Using various diversity reception techniques, we can mitigate signal degradation problem due to channel dispersion. However, due to the space limitations at mobile units, it is extremely difficult to have more than one antenna at the handsets. Thus, the cooperative relay technology provides us an excellent solution for high data-rate wireless transmission as required in the futuristic cellular and ad-hoc wireless communications systems.


Outage Probability Relay Network Relay System Cooperative Diversity Multipath Propagation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsiao-Hwa Chen
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  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceNational Cheng Kung UniversityTainan CityTaiwan

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