Joint relay assignment and power allocation for multicast cooperative networks

Mohammad Faisal Uddin, Chadi Assi, Ali Ghrayeb

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We investigate the joint problem of relay selection and optimal sharing of relay power in wireless cellular networks with multicast traffic. We first present a mixed Boolean-convex optimization model and solve this combinatorial problem optimally using branch and bound technique. We then show that obtaining the optimal solution is computationally infeasible for large network sizes and, unlike the case of unicast traffic, a water filling method does not yield near optimal solutions in multicast scenarios. We thus adopt an algorithm based on sequential fixing which substantially reduces the computation time and achieves near optimal solutions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6141492
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2012



  • Cooperative networks
  • Decode and forward
  • Multicast traffic
  • Power allocation
  • Relay selection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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