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Performance analysis and adaptive power control for block coded collaborative networks

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Publication date07/2009
Host publicationIWCMC '09 Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing: Connecting the World Wirelessly
Place of publicationNew York
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781605585697
Original languageEnglish


We derive theoretical bit and frame error rate expressions for decode-and-forward (DF) collaborative networks containing M users, employing a variety of block codes over a Rayleigh block faded channel. With the aid of these expressions, we explore the performance of adaptive power control for such systems. This extends previous work by optimizing power allocation for all relay and direct channels. We further extend our work to a variety of cooperation mechanisms and we conclude that power control can greatly benefit a DF collaborative network in a fading environment.