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Improved OFDMA Uplink Transmission Via Cooperation in the Presence of Frequency Offsets

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In this paper, the authors evaluate the performance improvement in an Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) uplink achievable with cooperative relaying in the presence of frequency offsets. The authors consider both the Amplify-and-Forward (AF) and Decode-and-Forward (DF) relays. In each transmission, each node plays two roles i.e., the source node and relay, simultaneously, but at different subcarriers. The proposed scheme improves performance without sacrificing the transmission rate and power of the cooperative relays, and the total power used to transmit each symbol, including the power consumed in node, the source node, and the relays, is kept constant.

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