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We consider the diamond network where a source communicates with the destination through N non-interfering half-duplex relays. Deriving a simple approximation to the capacity of the network, we show that simple schedules having exactly two states and avoiding broadcast and multiple access communication can still achieve a significant constant fraction of… (More)

We consider the Gaussian diamond network where a source communicates with the destination through n non-interfering half-duplex relays. The capacity of such networks, although not known exactly, can be approximated to within a constant gap that is independent of SNR of the channels. The approximation takes the form of a linear program where the optimization… (More)

This work deals with multisensor data fusion to obtain landcover classification. The role of feature-level fusion using the Dempster-Shafer rule and that of data-level fusion in the MRF context is studied in this paper to obtain an optimally segmented image. Subsequently, segments are validated and classification accuracy for the test data is evaluated. Two… (More)

We consider Gaussian diamond networks with n half-duplex relays. At any point of time, a relay can either be in a listening (L) or transmitting (T) state. The capacity of such networks can be approximated to within a constant gap (independent of channel SNRs) by solving a linear program that optimizes over the 2<sup>n</sup> relaying states. We recently… (More)

We present the design and experimental evaluation of a wireless system that exploits relaying in the context of WiFi. We opt for WiFi given its popularity and wide spread use for a number of applications, such as smart homes. Our testbed consists of three nodes, a source, a relay and a destination, that operate using the physical layer procedures of… (More)

We present a structured Quantize-Map-and-Forward (QMF) scheme for cooperative communication over wireless networks, that employs LDPC ensembles for the node operations and message-passing algorithms for decoding. We demonstrate through extensive simulation results over the full-duplex parallel relay network, that our scheme, with no transmit channel state… (More)

We formulate a new variant of the index coding problem, where instead of demanding a specific message, clients are pliable, and are interested in receiving any t messages that they do not have. We term this problem pliable index coding or PICOD(t). We prove that, with this formulation, although some instances of the problem become simple, in general, the… (More)

Physical layer cooperation of a source with a relay can significantly boost the performance of a wireless connection. However, the best practical relaying scheme can vary depending on the relative strengths of the channels that connect the source, relay and destination. This paper proposes and evaluates QUILT, a system for physical-layer relaying that… (More)

We consider a Gaussian diamond network where a source communicates with the destination through n noninterfering half-duplex relays. Using simple approximations to the capacity of the network, we show that simple relaying strategies involving two relays and two scheduling states can achieve at least half the capacity of the whole network, independent of… (More)