The performance analysis of coded cooperation has been mainly focused on two extreme cases of channel variability, i.e. the block-fading (BF) and the fast-fading (FF) model. In more practical propagation environments the fading correlation across time depends on the level of user mobility. This paper analyzes the effects of time-selective fading on the performance of coded cooperation by providing an analytical framework for the error rate evaluation as a function of the mobility degree of the mobile station (MS) and of the quality of the inter-MS channel. The purpose is to evaluate the conditions on the propagation settings where the additional exploitation of spatial diversity (when time-diversity is available) provided by cooperative transmission is able to enhance substantially the performance of the non-cooperative transmission. We show that coded cooperation can outperform the non-cooperative (coded and bit-interleaved) transmission only up to a certain degree of mobility. The cooperative region is defined as the collection of mobility settings for which coded cooperation can be regarded as a competitive strategy compared to non-cooperative transmission. Contrary to what has been previously shown for BF channels, we demonstrate that the inter-MS channel quality plays a key role in the definition of the cooperative region.

Cooperative Regions For Coded Cooperation Over Time-Varying Fading Channels

NICOLI, MONICA BARBARA;SAVAZZI, STEFANO;
2009-01-01

Abstract

The performance analysis of coded cooperation has been mainly focused on two extreme cases of channel variability, i.e. the block-fading (BF) and the fast-fading (FF) model. In more practical propagation environments the fading correlation across time depends on the level of user mobility. This paper analyzes the effects of time-selective fading on the performance of coded cooperation by providing an analytical framework for the error rate evaluation as a function of the mobility degree of the mobile station (MS) and of the quality of the inter-MS channel. The purpose is to evaluate the conditions on the propagation settings where the additional exploitation of spatial diversity (when time-diversity is available) provided by cooperative transmission is able to enhance substantially the performance of the non-cooperative transmission. We show that coded cooperation can outperform the non-cooperative (coded and bit-interleaved) transmission only up to a certain degree of mobility. The cooperative region is defined as the collection of mobility settings for which coded cooperation can be regarded as a competitive strategy compared to non-cooperative transmission. Contrary to what has been previously shown for BF channels, we demonstrate that the inter-MS channel quality plays a key role in the definition of the cooperative region.
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