Physical Layer Network Coding for Two-Way Relaying with QAM and Latin Squares
In the design of modulation schemes for the physical layer network-coded two way relaying scenario with two phases (Multiple Access (MA) Phase and BroadCast (BC) Phase), it was observed by Koike-Akino et al. that adaptively changing the network coding map used at the relay according to the channel conditions greatly reduces the impact of multiple access interference and all these network coding maps should satisfy a requirement called the exclusive law. In the case in which the end nodes use M-PSK signal sets is extensively studied using Latin Squares. This paper deals with the case in which the end nodes use square M-QAM signal sets. In a fading scenario, for certain channel conditions, termed singular fade states, the MA phase performance is greatly reduced.