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Performance of Amplify-and-Forward Systems with Partial Relay Selection under Spectrum-Sharing Constraints

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2 Author(s)
Kais Ben Fredj ; Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), University of Quebec, Montreal, QC, Canada ; Sonia Aissa

This article focuses on the performance of a relay system in spectrum-sharing context. We consider that a secondary user (SU) is allowed to share the spectrum band with a primary user (PU) as long as it meets predefined interference constraints set by the PU. We suppose that the SU's transmitter and receiver are unable to communicate directly and, thus, are helped by a set of intermediate terminal nodes to deliver the data from the source to the destination. The relay nodes function using amplify-and-forward (AF) and a single "best" intermediate node is selected among a cluster by means of partial relay selection (PRS) technique to relay the information to the destination. Statistics for the end-to-end signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), namely, the probability density function (PDF) and the moment generating function (MGF), are derived and used next to evaluate the bit error rate (BER) of several modulation schemes. Numerical results and interpretations complete the study.

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IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 2 )