Beamforming Amplify-and-Forward Relay Networks With Feedback Delay and Interference

In this paper, the authors investigate the effect of feedback delay on the performance of a dual-hop Amplify-and-Forward (AF) relay network with beamforming in the presence of multiple interferers over Rayleigh fading channels. Specifically, they derive closed-form expressions for the Outage Probability (OP) and the Symbol Error Rate (SER). Furthermore, to render insights into the effect of feedback delay and interference on the network performance, asymptotic OP and SER are also presented. These asymptotic expressions are very tight in the high signal-to-noise ratio regime, readily enabling one to obtain the diversity and coding gains of the considered network.

Provided by: Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers Topic: Mobility Date Added: Jan 2012 Format: PDF

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