Beamforming with Antenna Correlation in Two Hop Amplify and Forward Relay Networks

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Louie, Raymond H. Y, Li, Yonghui, Suraweera, Himal A and Vucetic, Branka (2009) Beamforming with Antenna Correlation in Two Hop Amplify and Forward Relay Networks. In: 2009 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference. IEEE, Piscataway, NJ, pp. 7-12.


In this paper, we consider a two hop Amplify and Forward (AF) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) relay network with antenna correlation, where beamforming is performed at the source and destination. This network consists of a single relay which is used to amplify and forward the signal from the source to the destination. The source and destination are both equipped with multiple antennas, which are correlated in space, while the relay has a single antenna. In this paper, we derive closed form expressions for the outage probability and probability density function of the received signal-to-noise ratio at the destination. We also present exact symbol error rate expressions for the two hop AF MIMO relay network, and show that the full spatial diversity order can be achieved. Proceedings of a meeting held 5-8 April 2009, Budapest, Hungary

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Item type Book Section
DOI 10.1109/WCNC.2009.4917612
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ISBN 9781424429479 (print) 9781424429486 (online) 1525-3511 (ISSN)
Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Telecommunications and Micro-Electronics (CTME)
Historical > FOR Classification > 1005 Communications Technologies
Historical > SEO Classification > 8901 Communication Networks and Services
Keywords ResPubID18346, beamforming performance, two hop relay networks, wireless communications system, outage probability, probability density function, signal-to-noise ratio, symbol error
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