Double relay communication protocol for bandwidth management in cellular systems

R. Torrea-Duran, F. Rosas, Z.K.Z. Khan, S. Pollin, P. Tsiaflakis, M. Moonen

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The continuously growing demand for wireless connectivity has turned bandwidth into a scarce resource that should be carefully managed. A common solution is to assign disjoint portions of the bandwidth to different users, but the portion size decreases as the number of users grows. An alternative solution is to introduce spatial diversity through coordinated base stations, but such systems are very sensitive to timing and frequency synchronization offsets. To tackle these problems, we use principles of network coding for bandwidth management in a double relay cellular system of two base stations and two users. We propose a three-time-slot transmission strategy and a MMSE reception strategy. It avoids the need of tight frequency or timing synchronization through a simple communication protocol without using additional bandwidth or infrastructure. By finding a balance between spatial diversity and transmission time, our approach achieves the system capacity and fairness in all SNR conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 23rd European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2015
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2015


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