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Cooperative diversity has been recently proposed as a way to form virtual antenna arrays that provide dramatic gains in slow fading wireless environments. However most of the proposed solutions require distributed space-time coding algorithms, the careful design of which is left for future investigation if there is more than one cooperative relay. We(More)
— In this paper, we present simple opportunistic relaying with decode-and-forward (DaF) and amplify-and-forward (AaF) strategies under an aggregate power constraint. In particular , we consider distributed relay-selection algorithms requiring only local channel knowledge. We show that opportunistic DaF relaying is outage-optimal, that is, it is equivalent(More)
— Practical cooperative diversity protocols often rely on low-cost radios that treat multiple in-band signals as noise and thus require strictly orthogonal transmissions. We analyze the performance of a class of opportunistic relaying protocols that employ simple packet level feedback and strictly orthogonal transmissions. It is shown that the(More)
— In this paper, we present single-selection— opportunistic—relaying with decode-and-forward (DaF) and amplify-and-forward (AaF) protocols under an aggregate power constraint. We show that opportunistic DaF relaying is equivalent to the outage bound of the optimal DaF strategy using all potential relays. We further show that opportunistic AaF relaying is(More)
— We propose a simple distributed method to find out the " best " end-to-end path between source and destination, among M possible relays. The method requires no explicit communication among the relays, assumes no prior knowledge of network geometry and is based on instantaneous wireless channel measurements and reciprocity. The success (or failure) to(More)
— In this paper, we show that optimal selection and transmission of a single relay among a set of multiple amplify-and-forward (AF) candidates minimize the outage probability (i.e., outage-optimal) and outperform any other strategy that involves simultaneous transmissions from more than one AF relay under an aggregate power constraint. This outage(More)
—This work evaluates opportunistic relaying in the presence of thermal noise as well as interference, when channel sensing is conducted reactively, in slow fading environments. The studied scenario employs a single gateway that provides access towards several destinations with weak links and exploits a network of intermediate relays. In sharp contrast to(More)