Performance Analysis of OSTBC with Hybrid Decode-Amplify and Forward relay network

University essay from Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap; Blekinge Tekniska Högskola/Sektionen för ingenjörsvetenskap


In the last few decades, the innovation of Wireless communication has been developed very fast in order to improve the performance of communication systems. Especially,a concept of Multiple Input and Multiple Output (MIMO) is purposed to fulfill a high data rate service such as high quality video conference. However, a limitation in size and power of mobile device in the latest version of cellular system i.e. third Generation (3G) and fourth Generation (4G) causes difficulty to implement MIMO on mobile unit. Hence, Cooperative communication has been created to operate as a virtual MIMO in modern Wireless communication. In the main purpose of this paper, the performance analysis of Hybrid Decode-Amplify and Forward (HDAF) Cooperative communication using Orthogonal Space-Time Block Code (OSTBC) is derived in term of Symbol Error Rate (SER) against Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) when the system applies different type of modulation techniques. Additionally, the error performance is derived base on Moment Generating Function (MGF) of the Rayleigh fading channel. In our thesis, we only cope with the down link of the system. Assuming that multiple antennas can be equipped into a transmitter which operates as base station in cellular system, mobile unit can be equipped with only single antenna due to the size limitation which operates as relays and destination. Moreover, the receiver uses Maximum Ratio Combining (MRC) to receive the transmitted signal. In the first step, we derive the performance of single relay system in order to show a better performance when increase the number of antennas at the transmission. In the second case, the performance of multiple relays is derived in order to express the behavior of the system when the number of relay is increased. Finally, the saturated number of relay can be investigated by the concept of relaying gain.

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