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Improved Bi-Directional Three-Phase Single-Relay Selection Technique for Cooperative Wireless Communications

Samer Alabed*, Issam Maaz, Mohammad Al-Rabayah

College of Engineering and Technology, American University of the Middle East, Kuwait

* Corresponding Author: Samer Alabed. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2022, 70(1), 999-1015.


Single-relay selection techniques based on the max-min criterion can achieve the highest bit error rate (BER) performance with full diversity gain as compared to the state-of-the-art single-relay selection techniques. Therefore, in this work, we propose a modified max-min criterion by considering the differences among the close value channels of all relays while selecting the best relay node. The proposed criterion not only enjoys full diversity gain but also offers a significant improvement in the achievable coding gain as compared to the conventional one. Basically, in this article, an improved bi-directional three-phase single-relay selection technique using the decode-and-forward protocol for wireless cooperative communication networks that enhances the overall network performance in terms of BER is proposed and its performance is proved analytically and through Monte-Carlo simulations. More specifically, the proposed criterion is first used to select the best relay-node. After that the selected relay-node forwards the information symbols of the communicating terminals after performing a digital network coding to minimize power consumptions. In our simulations, we show that our proposed technique outperforms the best-known single relay selection techniques. Furthermore, we prove that the BER results obtained from our conducted simulations perfectly match those obtained from the theoretical analysis.


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S. Alabed, I. Maaz and M. Al-Rabayah, "Improved bi-directional three-phase single-relay selection technique for cooperative wireless communications," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 70, no.1, pp. 999–1015, 2022.

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