Cooperative networks with limited feedback

Shaolei Ren, K. B. Letaief

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In this paper, we propose a limited feedback scheme to minimize the outage probability for a wireless cooperative decode-and-forward network. Specifically, based on the instantaneous conditions of the source-destination and relay-destination channels, the destination will allocate the transmission time of the source and relay and feed back the allocation results to the source. Both full, or infinite-rate, feedback and limited feedback are considered. To simplify the expression of the outage probability in the full feedback case, a lower bound is proposed, based on which we find the sub-optimal location of the relay that can result in a close-to-optimal outage performance. Our results show that, even with only one-bit feedback, a significant improvement in terms of the outage probability can be achieved compared to the no feedback case. Furthermore, the outage performance can approach optimality by exploiting only two or three bits feedback from the destination.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 20084 Dec 2008

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Other2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ren, S., & Letaief, K. B. (2008). Cooperative networks with limited feedback. In 2008 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, GLOBECOM 2008 (pp. 4788-4792). [4698692] (GLOBECOM - IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference).