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User Cooperation Diversity--Part II: Implementation Aspects and Performance Analysis

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  • Multiuser Channels
  • Fading
  • Diversity
  • Information Rates
  • Code-Division Multiple Access
  • Cooperation
  • Design


This is the second in a two-part series of papers on a new form of spatial diversity, where diversity gains are achieved through the cooperation of mobile users. Part I described the user cooperation concept and proposed a cooperation strategy for a conventional CDMA system. Part II investigates the cooperation concept further and considers practical issues related to its implementation. In particular, we investigate the optimal and suboptimal receiver design, and present performance analysis for the conventional CDMA implementation proposed in Part I. We also consider a high rate CDMA implementation and a cooperation strategy when assumptions about the channel state information at the transmitters are relaxed. We illustrate that, under all scenarios studied, cooperation is beneficial in terms of increasing system throughput and cell coverage, as well as decreasing sensitivity to channel variations.

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