Outage probability of space-time network coding over rayleigh fading channels

Ke Xiong, Pingyi Fan, Tao Li, Khaled Ben Letaief

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In this paper, we analyze the outage probability of space-time network coding (STNC) in a distributed cooperative relaying system, where multiple sources transmit their information to a common destination with the help of multiple decode-and-forward (DF) relays in timedivision multiple-access (TDMA) mode. We first derive an exact closed-form expression of the outage probability for STNC with an arbitrary number of relays for independent but not necessarily identically distributed (i.n.i.d.) Rayleigh fading channels. With the developed result, we discuss the impact of the transmit SNR, the outage threshold, the number of relays, the nonorthogonal codes, and the relay position on the system performance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6646321
Pages (from-to)1965-1970
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - May 2014



  • Outage probability
  • Rayleigh fading channels
  • Space-time network coding (STNC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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