Convolutional Network-Coded Cooperation Scheme
One of the most important and intrinsic features of the wireless networks is fading. This phenomenon induces many adverse effects in the networks, and considerably reduces the performance. Diversity is a well-known technique to deal with fading. The authors propose a novel cooperative transmission scheme called Convolutional Network-Coded Cooperation (CNCC) for a network including N users, M relays, and one common destination. The Source-Relay (S-R) channels are assumed to be Nakagami-m fading, while the Source-Destination (S-D) and the Relay-Destination (R-D) channels are considered to be Rayleigh fading.