A Delay-Bounded Relaying Diversity Scheme in Multi-User Cooperative Wireless Networks
Relay-assisted cooperative communication has received considerable attention as a promising approach to alleviate the burden of installing multiple antennas on simple terminals but still achieving transmit diversity. In most prior work, perfect error detection is assumed to prevent relays that receive in error from forwarding. Since error detection is often performed at the Medium Access Control (MAC) layer, each relay in the network needs to pass the received signal from the physical layer to the MAC layer before making the forwarding decision, resulting in the overhead that may not be necessary. Selection relaying thus has been proposed to avoid the MAC overhead at relays.