Best-Effort Cooperative Communication Without Dedicated Relays
Source: University of Maryland
Traditional decode-and-forward cooperation systems consider dedicated relays, while instead the authors wireless transceivers that cooperatively relay signals in addition to primary communication missions. A system that transmits the additional signal using a best-effort transmission policy within the original transmission energy constraint is considered. To maintain the original energy budget they consider the feasibility of reallocating energy from pilot signals toward the relaying service when channel conditions are stationary. Under the best-effort delivery policy, the node is not obligated to devote energy for relaying signals, nor does it provide a guarantee of signal quality to retransmissions.