Energy and Spectral Efficient Inter Base Station Relaying in Cellular Systems

Katranaras, E., Tang, J. and Imran, M. A. (2013) Energy and Spectral Efficient Inter Base Station Relaying in Cellular Systems. In: 2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Dresden, Germany, 02-05 Jun 2013, ISBN 9781467363372 (doi:10.1109/VTCSpring.2013.6692537)

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This paper considers a classic relay channel which consists of a source, a relay and a destination node and investigates the energy-spectral efficiency tradeoff under three different relay protocols: amplify-and-forward; decode-and-forward; and compress-and-forward. We focus on a cellular scenario where a neighbour base station can potentially act as the relay node to help on the transmissions of the source base station to its assigned mobile device. We employ a realistic power model and introduce a framework to evaluate the performance of different communication schemes for various deployments in a practical macrocell scenario. The results of this paper demonstrate that the proposed framework can be applied flexibly in practical scenarios to identify the pragmatic energy-spectral efficiency tradeoffs and choose the most appropriate scheme optimising the overall performance of inter base station relaying communications.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Imran, Professor Muhammad
Authors: Katranaras, E., Tang, J., and Imran, M. A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 IEEE
First Published:First published in 2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring)
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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