This paper proposes a novel cooperative approach for two-hop amplify-and-forward (A&F) relaying that exploits both the signal forwarded by the relay and the one directly transmitted by the source in impulse-radio ultra-wideband (IR-UWB) systems. Specifically, we focus on a non-coherent setup employing a double-differential encoding scheme at the source node and a single differential demodulation at the relay and destination. The log-likelihood ratio based decision rule is derived at the destination node. A semi-analytical power allocation strategy is presented by evaluating a closed-form expression for the effective signal to noise ratio (SNR) at the destination, which is maximized by exhaustive search. Numerical simulations show that the proposed system outperforms both the direct transmission with single differential encoding and the non-cooperative multi-hop approach in different scenarios.
|Titolo:||A Cooperative Approach for Amplify-and-Forward Differential Transmitted Reference IR-UWB Relay Systems|
MONDELLI, MARCO (Co-primo)
LOTTICI, VINCENZO (Co-primo)
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|