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Novel channel description method for decentralized wireless relay networks

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2 Author(s)
Yifan Chen ; Sch. of Eng., Univ. of Greenwich, Chatham, UK ; Rapajic, P.

We present a novel channel model for a two-hop decentralized wireless relay network (DWRN), where the relays operate in a completely distributive fashion. The model is based on an analogous approach to the conventional description methods for wideband directional multipath channels. Specifically, the notion of information azimuth-delay spectrum (IADS) is devised. This definition, parallel to the widely-used power azimuth-delay spectrum (PADS) for physical multipath channels, represents a compact description of virtual DWRN channels. The proposed approach is also applied to a circular random network (CRN) with uniformly-distributed relay nodes. Finally, numerical examples are used to demonstrate the usefulness of the suggested channel description method.

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Microwave Conference, 2009. APMC 2009. Asia Pacific

Date of Conference:

7-10 Dec. 2009