Cooperative diversity in carrier frequency offset

Yilmaz A. Ö.

IEEE Communications Letters, cilt.11, ss.307-309, 2007 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 11 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1109/lcom.2007.348283
  • Dergi Adı: IEEE Communications Letters
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.307-309


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.