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— Recently, cooperative routing in wireless networks has gained much interest due to its ability to exploit the broadcast nature of the wireless medium in designing power-efficient routing algorithms. Most of the existing cooperation-based routing algorithms are implemented by finding a shortest-path route first. As such, these routing algorithms do not(More)
— In this paper we propose a new cooperative protocol , which takes into consideration the partial channel state information (CSI) available at the source. With such protocol a significant improvement in the transmission rate can be achieved in decode-and-forward cooperative transmission, while guaranteeing full diversity order. We derive closed-form(More)
— In this paper, we propose a new cooperative communication protocol, which achieves high bandwidth efficiency while guaranteeing full diversity order. The proposed scheme considers relay selection via the available partial channel state information (CSI) at the source and the relays. More precisely, the source determines when it needs to cooperate with one(More)
—In wireless networks, reducing aggregate transmit power and in many cases, having even power distribution increase the network lifetime. Conventional direct transmission (DTX) scheme results in high aggregate transmit power and uneven power distribution. In this paper, we consider location-aware cooperation-based schemes namely immediate-neighbor(More)
Small pulmonary nodules are radiologic findings that represent an important challenge in diagnosis systems. While these nodules are the major indicator for lung cancer and metastasis, their properties like size and location play an important role in classifying the benign one from the malignant. Estimating the growth rate of the nodule size states the(More)
—In this paper, we propose a new cooperative communication protocol, which achieves higher bandwidth efficiency while guaranteeing the same diversity order as that of the conventional cooperative schemes. The proposed scheme considers relay selection via the available partial channel state information (CSI) at the source and the relays. In particular, we(More)
— Enhancing the connectivity of wireless sensor networks is necessary to avoid the occurrence of coverage gaps. In this paper, we aim at improving the network connectivity of a given network by adding a set of relays to it. We characterize the network connectivity by the Fiedler value, which is the second smallest eigenvalue of the Laplacian matrix(More)
—In this paper, the design of distributed space-time (ST) codes for wireless relay networks is considered. Distributed ST coding (DSTC) can be achieved through node cooperation to emulate a multiple-antenna transmitter. First, the decode-and-forward (DAF) protocol, in which each relay node decodes the symbols received from the source node before(More)
Channel estimation error and cochannel interference (CCI) problems are among the main causes of performance degradation in wireless networks. In this paper, we investigate the impact of cooperative communications on mitigating the effect of channel estimation error and CCI. Two main performance criteria, namely, the traditional outage probability and the(More)