Sum-Rate Maximization of Coordinated Direct and Relay Systems

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Joint processing of multiple communication flows in wireless systems has given rise to a number of novel transmission techniques, notably the two-way relaying based on wireless network coding. Recently, a related set of techniques has emerged, termed coordinated direct and relay (CDR) transmissions, where the constellation of traffic flows is more general than the two-way. Regardless of the actual traffic flows, in a CDR scheme the relay has a central role in managing the interference and boosting the overall system performance. In this paper we investigate the novel transmission modes, based on amplify-and-forward, that arise when the relay is equipped with multiple antennas and can use beamforming. We focus on one representative traffic type, with one uplink and one downlink users and consider the achievable sum-rate maximization relay beamforming. The beamforming criterion leads to a non-convex problem and we introduce a low-complexity iterative solution, as well as derive a sum-rate upper performance bound. Numerical results demonstrate an obvious benefit from the usage of multiple antennas at the relay node.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Wireless, 2012. EW. 18th European Wireless Conference
Number of pages7
Publication date2012
ISBN (Print)978-3-8008-3426-9
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEuropean Wireless, 2012. 18th European Wireless Conference - Poznan, Poland
Duration: 18 Apr 201220 Apr 2012


ConferenceEuropean Wireless, 2012. 18th European Wireless Conference

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