Date Added: Jan 2012
In the next generation cellular systems, such as LTE-A (Release 10 and beyond), Relay Node (RN) deployment has been adopted due to its potentials in enlarging coverage and increasing system throughput, even with primitive relaying functionalities. For example, in LTE-A Release 10 only Type-I (non-transparent) RNs are considered wherein no cooperative transmission to the Donor evolved-NodeBs (DeNBs) is allowed. In this paper, the authors would like to add more functionalities to the RNs and see the advantages of using cooperative relaying, i.e., Type-II RNs. In particular, they study an Interference Relay Channel (IRC) consisting of two single-antenna transmitter-receiver pairs and a shared multiple-antenna RN, which is exploited in a way that interferer's signal components at each receiver node are eliminated.