MIMO System with Relay Terminals for Reliable Wireless Control

Conference: PIMRC 2005 - 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
09/11/2005 - 09/14/2005 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: PIMRC 2005

Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Uchida, Ryosuke; Okada, Hiraku (Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8603, Japan)
Yamazato, Takaya; Katayama, Masaaki (EcoTopia Science Institute, Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku,Nagoya, 464-8603, Japan)

In this manuscript, wireless communication system for reliable wireless control of industrial machines in indoor environment is considered. In indoor environment, transmitted signal fluctuates due to fading and shadowing. To combat the fading and shadowing, macro / micro spatial diversity can be used as an effective countermeasure. In this manuscript, macro / micro diversity is achieved by multiple wireless relay terminals, which is convenient in setting and moving the macro diversity branches. In the proposed scheme, channel between the transmitter and the receiver through relay terminals is considered as a MIMO channel and separation of the signals re-transmitted from the relay terminals is not required. This feature makes it possible to have higher order diversity without the cost of bandwidth inefficiency. In numerical examples, the performance of the proposed scheme is evaluated by average frame-error rate and outage probability of frame-error rate. With two relay terminals, the diversity gain of the proposed scheme is about 5-6 dB, which is 1 dB higher than that of conventional macroscopic diversity.