Advances in base- and mobile-station aided cooperative wireless communications: an overview

Zhang, R. et al. (2013) Advances in base- and mobile-station aided cooperative wireless communications: an overview. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 8(1), pp. 57-69. (doi:10.1109/MVT.2012.2234254)

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Abstract

In recent years, there has been an upsurge of research interest in cooperative wireless communications in both academia and industry. This article presents a simple overview of the pivotal topics in both mobile station (MS)- and base station (BS)- assisted cooperation in the context of cellular radio systems. Owing to the ever-increasing amount of literature in this particular field, this article is by no means exhaustive, but is intended to serve as a roadmap by assembling a representative sample of recent results and to stimulate further research. The emphasis is initially on relay-base cooperation, relying on network coding, followed by the design of cross-layer cooperative protocols conceived for MS cooperation and the concept of coalition network element (CNE)-assisted BS cooperation. Then, a range of complexity and backhaul traffic reduction techniques that have been proposed for BS cooperation are reviewed. A more detailed discussion is provided in the context of MS cooperation concerning the pros and cons of dispensing with high-complexity, power-hungry channel estimation. Finally, generalized design guidelines, conceived for cooperative wireless communications, are presented.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Zhang, R., Wang, L., Parr, G., Aliu, O.G., Awoseyila, B., Azarmi, N., Bhatti, S., Bodanese, E., Chen, H., Dianati, M., Dutta, A., Fitch, M., Giridhar, K., Hailes, S., Hari, K.V.S., Imran, M.A., Jagannatham, A.K., Karandikar, A., Kawade, S., Khan, M. Z. A., Kompalli, S.C., Langdon, P., Narayanan, B., Mauthe, A., McGeehan, J., Mehta, N., Millet, K., Moessner, K., Rajashekar, R., Ramkumar, B., Ribeiro, V., Vasudevan, K., Hanzo, L., and Bigham, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
Publisher:IEEE
ISSN:1556-6072
ISSN (Online):1556-6080
Published Online:26 February 2013
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 IEEE
First Published:First published in IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine 8(1): 57-69
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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