Opportunistic multiple relaying in wireless ad hoc networks


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2011

Student: GÜVEN YENİHAYAT

Supervisor: ALİ ÖZGÜR YILMAZ

Abstract:

Cooperative relaying systems aim to improve weak communication links by exploiting the spatial diversity obtained by the statistically independent channels between relays and the destination. In this thesis a cooperative relaying scheme called the Opportunistic Multiple Relaying (OMR) is proposed with its special receiver structure. Unlike most relaying schemes in the literature, multiple relay nodes are allowed to transmit in nonorthogonal channels in OMR without requiring any control overhead for relay coordination. OMR is compared to a benchmark scheme called the Selection Relaying (SR) in which the relay node is preselected by the source before transmission according to the average channel quality information. It is observed that OMR performs significantly better than SR in terms of error performance.