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Title: Relay Selection and Max-min Resource Allocation in OFDM-based cooperative Networks
Authors: Hosseini, Kianoush
Advisor: Adve, Raviraj
Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2011
Abstract: This thesis considers resource allocation to achieve the max-min fairness in a selection-based OFDM network wherein source nodes are assisted by fixed relays. Transmission strategy selection, relay assignment, and power allocation at the sources and relays are considered crucial in architecture design of such networks. However, this is a combinatorial problem with exponential complexity. In this thesis, we investigate two relaying scenarios, i.e., subcarrier-based and block-based relaying. In subcarrier-based relaying, all subcarriers are assumed to be independent transmissions while relays use decode-and-forward protocol. However, in addition to the synchronization problems caused, it is likely impractical for a relay to only decode a subset of subcarriers. This motivates a search for practical block-based schemes. We also propose a simple, decentralized, block-based relaying scheme. Simulation results using the COST-231 channel model reveals that this scheme has a close-to-optimal performance while offering computational benefits.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25620
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