On the Diversity Order of Selection Combining Dual-Branch Dual-Hop AF Relaying in a Poisson Field of Interferers at the Destination

Abstract : In noise–limited cooperative wireless networks, the diversity order of Selection Combining (SC) is the same as the diversity order of Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC). The contribution of this Correspondence is to report that the diversity order of SC and MRC may be different in the presence of randomly distributed interferers at the destination. More specifically, an amplify–and–forward dual–branch dual–hop cooperative relaying protocol in the presence of Nakagami–m fading, additive Gaussian noise at the relay, as well as additive Gaussian noise and symmetric alpha–stable interference at the destination is investigated. By contrasting the diversity order of SC against recent results on the diversity of MRC, it is shown that both combining schemes provide the same diversity order if the distribution of the interference is unknown to the destination (interference–oblivious design). They may achieve a different diversity order, on the other hand, if the interference can be estimated at the destination (interference–aware design). Also, it is shown that the achievable diversity order depends on the interference in the broadcast and relaying phases being spatially correlated or independent.
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Marco Di Renzo, Wei Lu. On the Diversity Order of Selection Combining Dual-Branch Dual-Hop AF Relaying in a Poisson Field of Interferers at the Destination. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015, 64 (4), pp.1620-1628. ⟨10.1109/TVT.2014.2329932⟩. ⟨hal-01104290⟩

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