Distributed Turbo-Like Codes for Multi-User Cooperative Relay Networks
Source: Institut Telecom
In this paper, a distributed turbo-like coding scheme for wireless networks with relays is proposed. The authors consider a scenario where multiple sources communicate with a single destination with the help of a relay. The proposed scheme can be regarded as of the decode-and-forward type. The relay decodes the information from the sources and it properly combines and re-encodes them to generate some extra redundancy, which is transmitted to the destination. The amount of redundancy generated by the relay can simply be adjusted according to requirements in terms of performance, throughput and/or power. At the destination, decoding of the information of all sources is performed jointly exploiting the redundancy provided by the relay in an iterative fashion.