On the capacity of cooperative communication in correlated fading channels

Gu Chun Zhang*, Xiao Hong Peng, Xuan Ye Gu

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Abstract

We investigate the performance of the protocols for cooperative communications, such as amplify-forward and decode-forward, in correlated fading channels. Our analytical and simulation results show that correlation can have varied effects on the capacity, compared to the uncorrelated cases. If the quality of the source-destination channel is better, in terms of the variances of the fading coefficients, than that of the source-relay channel, correlation may cause degradation in the capacity. Otherwise, cooperation between terminals in correlated fading channels could offer more capacity than in the uncorrelated scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM 2007
PublisherIEEE
Pages894-897
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424413125, 9781424413126, 1424413125, 9781424413126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Event2007 International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM 2007 - Shanghai, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Sep 200725 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference2007 International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM 2007
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityShanghai
Period21/09/0725/09/07

Keywords

  • Capacity
  • Cooperative communication
  • Correlation

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    Zhang, G. C., Peng, X. H., & Gu, X. Y. (2007). On the capacity of cooperative communication in correlated fading channels. In 2007 International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM 2007 (pp. 894-897). [4340005] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/WICOM.2007.230