Multiple-Access Relaying with Network Coding: Iterative Network/Channel Decoding with Imperfect CSI

Abstract : In this paper, we study the performance of the four-node multiple-access relay channel with binary Network Coding (NC) in various Rayleigh fading scenarios. In particular, two relay protocols, decode-and-forward (DF) and demodulate-and-forward (DMF) are considered. In the first case, channel decoding is performed at the relay before NC and forwarding. In the second case, only demodulation is performed at the relay. The contributions of the paper are as follows: (1) two joint network/channel decoding (JNCD) algorithms, which take into account possible decoding error at the relay, are developed in both DF and DMF relay protocols; (2) both perfect channel state information (CSI) and imperfect CSI at receivers are studied. In addition, we propose a practical method to forward the relays error characterization to the destination (quantization of the BER). This results in a fully practical scheme. (3) We show by simulation that the number of pilot symbols only affects the coding gain but not the diversity order, and that quantization accuracy affects both coding gain and diversity order. Moreover, when compared with the recent results using DMF protocol, our proposed DF protocol algorithm shows an improvement of 4 dB in fully interleaved Rayleigh fading channels and 0.7 dB in block Rayleigh fading channels.
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Xuan Thang Vu, Marco Di Renzo, Pierre Duhamel. Multiple-Access Relaying with Network Coding: Iterative Network/Channel Decoding with Imperfect CSI. EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, SpringerOpen, 2013, 2013 (170), http://asp.eurasipjournals.com/content/2013/1/170. ⟨10.1186/1687-6180-2013-170⟩. ⟨hal-00933798⟩

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