Toward distributed relay selection for opportunistic amplify-and-forward transmission

Kamel Tourki, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Opportunistic relaying in cooperative communication depends on careful relay selection. However the traditional centralized method used for opportunistic Amplify-and-Forward (OAF) protocols requires precise measurements of channel state information (CSI) at the destination (CSI-OAF). In this paper, we propose a distributed relay selection framework for opportunistic AF (D-OAF) cooperative communications and offer an accurate performance analysis based on exact statistics of the local signalto- noise ratios of the best relay. Furthermore, we validate our analysis by showing that performance simulation results coincide with our analytical results over different network architectures, and we compare our new results with their CSI-based counterparts. © 2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 73rd Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781424483310
StatePublished - May 2011

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