Performance analysis of serial cooperative communications with decode-and-forward relaying and blind-EGC reception under nakagami fading channels

Feng Xu, Qing F. Zhou, Chung Ming Lau, Dian Wu Yue, Sau F. Hau

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We analyze a serial cooperative transmission system with DF relaying over Nakagami fading channels. We consider a system in which the simple receivers will not estimate the amplitude of the received signals. Hence, signals are combined with equal gain before decoding. Moreover, the relays use a simple protocol when relaying the messages-they re-transmit the message if they can decode the received message correctly; otherwise, they do not transmit anything and remain idle. We will derive an exact expression for the asymptotic symbol error rate of the system and evaluate the diversity properties.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5336770
Pages (from-to)5455-5460
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2009


  • Blind reception
  • Cooperative communication
  • Decode-and-forward
  • Diversity order
  • Equal-gain-combining
  • Nakagami fading

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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