Cooperative diversity represents a new class of wireless communication techniques in which network nodes help each other in relaying information to realize spatial diversity advantages. This new transmission paradigm promises significant performance gains in terms of link reliability, spectral efficiency, system capacity, and transmission range. Cooperative diversity has spurred tremendous excitement within the academia and industry circles since its introduction and has been extensively studied over the last few years. This chapter presents an overview of cooperative diversity conveying the underlying basic principles and further discusses the latest advances and open issues in this rapidly evolving field.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Selected Topics in Information and Coding Theory|
|Publisher||World Scientific Publishing Co.|
|Number of pages||39|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)