Cooperative spatial multiplexing in multi-hop wireless networks.

It is well known that a multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) system can provide spatial diversity gain as well as spatial multiplexing capability. The MIMO concept has been extended to cooperative wireless networks to form distributed MIMO systems using virtual antennas located at cooperating terminals. The primary interest of cooperative MIMO networks, however, has been focused on the cooperative diversity (C-DIV) approaches to achieve spatial diversity gain. Recent work proposed cooperative spatial multiplexing (C-SM) to simplify the transmit and receive processing requirement on the relay nodes while providing significant energy savings. So far C-SM has been only considered for singlehop relaying. In this paper, we propose the use of multihop relaying C-SM systems for transmit energy reduction and performance improvement.

Main Author: Zhang, Yimin.
Other Authors: Wang, Genyuan., Amin, Moeness G.
Format: Villanova Faculty Authorship
Language: English
Published: 2006
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