Information Combining Based ARQ in Relay Networks

Conference: European Wireless 2009 - 15th European Wireless Conference
05/17/2009 - 05/20/2009 at Aalborg, Denmark

Proceedings: European Wireless 2009

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Khan, Aimal; Kühn, Volker; Vorköper, Sebastian (University of Rostock, Institute of Communications Engineering)

In this paper, we present a novel centralized ARQ technique based on the lower bound on information combining. Contrary to conventional approaches where relays are selected according to the end-to-end quality of the link or decoding status of the relay, we select the minimum number of relays which suffice to allow the destination to successfully decode. Generally, it is believed that if a relay is unable to decode successfully it is useless, here we show that a relay with failures is also useful. We demonstrate that a system considering relays with successful decoding as well as with failures delivers much better performance than a system only considering successful relays for forwarding.