Beamforming in Wireless Relay Networks
Source: University of California
This paper is on relay beamforming in wireless networks, in which the receiver has perfect information of all channels and each relay knows its own channels. Instead of the commonly used total power constraint on relays and the transmitter, the authors use a more practical assumption that every node in the network has its own power constraint. A two-step amplify-and-forward protocol with beamforming is used, in which the transmitter and relays are allowed to adaptively adjust their transmit power and directions according to available channel information. The optimal beamforming problem is solved analytically. The complexity of finding the exact solution is linear in the number of relays.