Two Novel Adaptive Transmission Schemes in a Decode-and-Forward Relaying Network

Mohammad Mohammadi Amiri, Behrouz Maham

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Adaptive transmission in a cooperative network with a half-duplex relay operating in decode-and-forward mode is considered. The main purpose of the paper is maximizing the spectral efficiency of the system, which is reduced by using half-duplex relaying, while the bit error performance is kept below an appropriate threshold. The source transmits its data adaptively using quadratic amplitude modulation. Two adaptive transmission schemes are proposed: the first scheme is named simple adaptive transmission scheme (SATS), and the second one is called high-performance spectral efficiency scheme (HPSES). The SATS has a low complexity system at the destination which does not combine received signals from the source and relay. However, the HPSES uses a linear combination at the destination which is a novel detector to take the possibility of error at the relay into account. Then, we derive exact closed-form expression for the average spectral efficiency and outage probability of the system and an approximate closed-form expression for the average bit error probability. The simulation results corroborates theoretical results. Furthermore, it is shown that despite much lower complexity, the performance of the SATS is close to other well-known schemes. Moreover, the HPSES outperforms other methods of adaptive transmissions in sense of the spectral efficiency and outage probability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5705-5722
Number of pages18
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2017


  • Adaptive transmission
  • Cooperative networks
  • Decode-and-forward relay
  • Quadratic amplitude modulation
  • Spectral efficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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