Performance Evaluation of Decode and Forward Cooperative Communication Protocol
Fourth Generation (4G) of mobile communication systems are expected to significantly enhance the data rates and coverage as compared to the existing Third Generation (3G) of mobile communication. In order to achieve that a recently proposed concept for 4G standard i.e., LTE-advanced is cooperative communication. Cooperative communication allows single antenna mobile (i.e. single user) to temporary (logically) share the antenna of other users in a system and thus creates a virtual multiple antenna array that allows it to achieve diversity gain & other benefits of Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) systems in a cost effective manner.