Buffer-aided link selection for incremental relaying systems

Mostafa Darabi, Behrouz Maham, Yan Zhang

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In this paper, we consider a three-node wireless network comprising of a source and two users. Both users need to decode the transmitted data correctly. User 1 has better position to the source than user 2 most of time slots. User 1 has buffer to store the transmitted information by the source. Thus, in the case of wrong decoding at user 2, user 1 can resend data to user 2 some time slots later. In this paper, we propose a novel incremental relaying based adaptive link selection policy that exploits incremental relaying and buffer to maximize the throughput of the network. That is, based on the channel quality of the available links, each time slot is allocated either to the source or user 1 to transmit data. Both delay constrained and delay tolerant transmission schemes are studied. We model the variation of the buffer at user 1 as a Markov Chain and calculate the outage probability of the proposed policy. Our simulation results show that the proposed scheme achieves higher throughput and lower outage probability compared to the recently proposed link selection policies with or without buffer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2014 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479942787
Publication statusPublished - Sep 26 2014
Event19th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2014 - Funchal, Portugal
Duration: Jun 23 2014Jun 26 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Symposium on Computers and Communications
ISSN (Print)1530-1346


Other19th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, ISCC 2014


  • Buffer-aided relay channel
  • Markov Chain
  • adaptive link selection
  • incremental relaying
  • outage probability
  • throughput maximization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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