Memorial University of Newfoundland
In this paper, the authors propose the use of Bit-Interleaved Coded Modulation Iterative Decoding (BICM-ID) in the full-rate decode and forward cooperative communication systems. At the destination, they exploit the interference signal to develop the optimal detector. It is shown that the proposed detector is implemented by parallel concatenating Maximum A Posteriori (MAP) algorithms and dampers to the decoders. The detector exchanges soft information between decoders and MAP algorithms in an iterative way, thus, improving communication reliability. Due to the inevitable delay restriction of the optimal detector, a sub-optimal detector is developed.