Information theoretical limits on cooperative communications

Melda Yuksel, Elza Erkip

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This chapter provides an overview of the information theoretic foundations of cooperative communications. Earlier information theoretic achievements, as well as the more recent developments, are discussed. The analysis accounts for full/half-duplex node, and for multiple relays. Various channel models such as discrete memoryless, additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN), and fading channels are considered. Cooperative communication protocols are investigated using capacity, diversity, and diversity-multiplexing tradeoff (DMT) as performance metrics. Overall, this chapter provides a comprehensive view on the foundations of and the state-of-the-art reached in the theory of cooperative communications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCooperative Communications for Improved Wireless Network Transmission
Subtitle of host publicationFramework for Virtual Antenna Array Applications
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781605666655
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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