Date Added: Nov 2012
The limiting effect of multi-user interference from an adjacent cell upon the relays used for cooperative transmission is considered in the context of legacy networks which adopt max(min) type relay selection policies. The authors extend previous work which considered single relay selection to the selection of two or four such relays, as is required in distributed space-time coding. They obtain new analytical expressions for outage probability over Rayleigh frequency flat fading channels for two signal-to-noise ratio regimes. They confirm by simulation that such a relay selection scheme has robustness to relay selection feedback error and outperforms a single relay selection scheme.