Cooperation in the MAC channel using frequency division multiplexing

Momin Uppal, Anders Høst-Madsen, Zixiang Xiong

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This paper considers cooperation in the low power/SNR regime for the multiple access channel. We assume that transmitters have no channel state information, and consider the outage capacity. We further assume that the nodes operate in half duplex. The nodes are multiplexed by assigning to each node a unique frequency band via frequency division multiplexing (FDM). A node transmits only on this band while listening on the others. We perform outage wideband analysis on FDM based cooperation, and show perhaps surprisingly that FDM loses very little in performance compared to the idealized situation where nodes can operate in full duplex. We then develop practical rateless coding methods for FDM using Raptor codes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2009
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781424443130
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory 2009 - Seoul, Korea, South
Duration: 28 Jun 20093 Jul 2009 (Proceedings)


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory 2009
Abbreviated titleISIT 2009
Country/TerritoryKorea, South
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