Cooperative diversity in carrier frequency offset


Yilmaz A. Ö.

IEEE Communications Letters, vol.11, no.4, pp.307-309, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lcom.2007.348283
  • Title of Journal : IEEE Communications Letters
  • Page Numbers: pp.307-309

Abstract

Cooperative diversity can enjoy the same benefits of MIMO systems when there is no possibility of carrying multiple antennas on a communication terminal. The main distinction between MIMO and cooperative diversity systems is the inherent asynchronism in the latter. We propose a model to study the effects of carrier frequency offset along with symbol asynchronism. Based on the proposed model, a Viterbi equalizer is utilized as a solution for demodulation. Through simulations, it is observed that such a solution suffers a graceful loss with increasing carrier frequency offset.