Performance Analysis of Multi-User, Multi-Hop Cooperative Relay Networks over Nakagami-m Fading Channels

Abstract

This letter analyzes the performance of multi-user diversity in multi-hop cooperative relay networks (MCRNs). In this letter, we derive a novel, simplified, asymptotic expression for the average symbol error rate (ASER) of multi-user MCRNs operating over Rayleigh or Nakagami-m fading channels (with arbitrary fading parameters). Both theoretical analysis and simulations explicitly reveal that for multi-user MCRNs operating over Rayleigh or Nakagami-m fading channels, a diversity order of 2L or 2mL can respectively be achieved (where L represents the number of users and m is the Nakagami fading parameter).

DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2011.060111.110715

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@article{Lateef2011PerformanceAO, title={Performance Analysis of Multi-User, Multi-Hop Cooperative Relay Networks over Nakagami-m Fading Channels}, author={Hafiz Yasar Lateef and Desmond C. McLernon and Mounir Ghogho}, journal={IEEE Communications Letters}, year={2011}, volume={15}, pages={776-778} }