Research In Motion
In this paper, the authors consider a cooperative wireless network, where a source node is surrounded by multiple neighbors and all of them are equipped with a single antenna. Its main objectives are to enhance network throughput, conserve energy, and improve network coverage. In order to minimize the bit error rate performance of the system the selection of cooperative nodes and the power allocation among the selected nodes are jointly considered. More specifically, they quantify the energy during the local distribution and for the long haul transmission stage, given a subset of cooperating nodes.