Computing Amplify-and-Forward Relay Amplification Factor to Improve Total Capacity at Destination

Al-Khalid, Hj Othman and Bello, Olalekan and Hushairi, Zen and Khairuddin, Abdul Hamid (2015) Computing Amplify-and-Forward Relay Amplification Factor to Improve Total Capacity at Destination. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 12 (8). pp. 572-580. ISSN 1554-3641

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In this study, we propose a new Amplify-and-Forward (AF) amplification factor to improve the error performances of the current AF schemes and thus enhance the total capacity at the destination terminal. The proposed scheme has two degrees of freedom, meaning that it contains two variable parameters that can simultaneously vary the amplification factor instead of one as in traditional variable-gain or semi-blind relaying. The numerical results show that the proposed AF scheme outperforms some current ones with which it is compared in terms of average capacity and probability of outage and thus brings AF relaying performances closer to that of Decode-and Forward (DF) strategy which hitherto outperforms it. The results also show that by increasing or decreasing the power share of the relay, the optimal location of the relay is not only moved closer to or farther away from the destination, the total averag.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amplify-and-Forward Relays, Amplification Factor, SNR, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2020 07:23
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2020 07:23

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