Achievable rates for the fading half-duplex single relay selection network using buffer-aided relaying

Nikola Zlatanov, Vahid Jamali, Robert Schober

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In the half-duplex single relay selection network, comprised of a source, M half-duplex relays, and a destination, only one relay is active at any given time, i.e., only one relay receives or transmits, and the other relays are inactive, i.e., they do not receive or transmit. The capacity of this network, when all links are affected by independent time-continuous fading and additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN), is still unknown. Hence, only achievable average rates have been reported in the literature so far. In this paper, we present new achievable average rates for this network which are larger than the best known average rates in the literature. These average rates are achieved with a buffer-aided relaying protocol. Since the developed buffer-aided protocol which achieves these rates introduces unbounded delay, we also devise a buffer-aided protocol which limits the delay at the expense of decrease in rate. Moreover, we show that the proposed buffer-aided relaying protocols do not require more resources for channel state information acquisition than the existing relay selection protocols.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference
EditorsJeffrey Andrews, Robert Heath
Place of PublicationPiscataway NJ USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479935116
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2014 - Austin, United States of America
Duration: 8 Dec 201412 Dec 2014 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference 2014
Abbreviated titleIEEE GLOBECOM 2014
CountryUnited States of America
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