Relay Networks With Delays
The paper investigates the effect of link delays on the capacity of relay networks. The relay-with-delay is defined as a relay channel with relay encoding delay of d 2 units, or equivalently, a delay of d units on the link from the sender to the relay, zero delay on the links from the transmitter to the receiver and from the relay to the receiver, and zero relay encoding delay. Two special cases are studied. The first is the relay-with-unlimited look-ahead, where each relay transmission can depend on its entire received sequence, and the second is the relay-without-delay, where the relay transmission can depend only on current and past received symbols, i.e., d = 0.