Mitigating Error Propagation for Wireless Network Coding
Network coding has been widely used in wireless uplink to improve spectral efficiency. However, the relay decoding error may propagate to the intended receiver and thus severely degrade the diversity performance. So in this paper, the authors develop two power scaling schemes at the relay side and two detection schemes at the receiver side, respectively, to mitigate error propagation and thus achieve full diversity for the two user multiple access relay network. For the soft power scaling based link adaptive relaying, they develop a virtual source-relay destination channel model and demonstrate that the relay power should be such to balance the signal-to-noise ratios of the source-relay channel and relay-destination channel.