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Performance comparison of cooperative and non-cooperative relaying mechanisms in wireless networks

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  • S Gormus
  • D Kaleshi
  • JP McGeehan
  • ATD Munro
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages890 - 896
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1424402700, 1424402697
StatePublished - 2006
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2006 (WCNC 2006) - Las Vegas, United States

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ISSN (Print)15253511


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2006 (WCNC 2006)
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period1/04/06 → …


Relaying is a known method for increasing coverage in wireless communication systems. In addition to coverage increase, new cooperative relaying methods have been proposed that may increase the wireless system capacity by taking advantage of higher data rates in intermediate cooperating relaying nodes. This paper investigates the performance of several of these relaying methods in terms of maximum achievable throughput at MAC service access point for single-frequency wireless ad-hoc networks. The simulation framework used is described, and the performance limitations of the relaying methods are analysed. We find that relaying, cooperative or not, does not significantly increase maximum achievable throughput for line-of-sight (LOS) propagation environments. The achievable throughput can be significantly increased for non-line of sight (NLOS) environments under specific conditions for source/destination and intermediate relaying nodes.

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Conference Organiser: IEEE Rose publication type: Conference contribution Additional information: With accompanying conference presentation Sponsorship: The work reported in this paper is part of the OSIRIS project within the 3C Research programme on convergent technology for digital media processing and communications, whose funding and support is gratefully acknowledged. Terms of use: Copyright © 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2006 (WCNC 2006). This material is posted here with permission of the IEEE. Such permission of the IEEE does not in any way imply IEEE endorsement of any of the University of Bristol's products or services. Internal or personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution must be obtained from the IEEE by writing to By choosing to view this document, you agree to all provisions of the copyright laws protecting it.

Research areas

  • relaying, cooperative relaying, wireless networks, MIMO


IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2006 (WCNC 2006)

Duration1 Apr 2006 → …
CityLas Vegas
CountryUnited States

Event: Conference

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