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Relay Channel and Cooperative Communication in Wireless Networks


In this section, you will find a list of many documents about Relay Channels and Cooperative Communications in Wireless Networks. This is not an inclusive list. Only already published papers or papers in press are included. No conference papers are included. Also, no papers from the literature of multi-hopping are included.

Table of Contents:

Magazine Papers

  • A. Nosratinia, T. E. Hunter and A. Hedayat
    Cooperative communication in wireless networks
    IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 42, no. 10, pp. 74-80, Oct. 2004

  • A. Scaglione, D. Goeckel, and J. N. Laneman
    Cooperative Communications in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks: Rethinking the Link Abstraction
    IEEE Signal Processing Mag., vol. 23, no. 5, pp. 18-29, Sept. 2006

  • R. Pabst, B. H. Walke, D. C. Schultz, P. Herhold, H. Yanikomeroglu, S. Mukherjeee, H. Viswanathan, M. Lott, W. Zirwas, M. Dohler, H. Aghvami, D. D. Falconer, and G. P. Fettweis
    Relay-based deployment concepts for wireless and mobile broadband radio
    IEEE Commun. Mag., vol. 42, no. 9, pp. 80-89, Sep. 2004

Journal Papers


Laying the Foundation

  • T. M. Cover and A. A. El Gamal
    Capacity theorems for the relay channel
    IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. IT-25, no. 5, pp. 572-584, Sep. 1979
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  • A. Sendonaris, E. Erkip, and B. Aazhang
    User cooperation diversity–Part I: System description
    IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 1927-1938, Nov. 2003

  • A. Sendonaris, E. Erkip, and B. Aazhang
    User cooperation diversity–Part II: Implementation aspects and performance analysis
    IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 1939-1948, Nov. 2003.

  • J. N. Laneman, D. N. C. Tse, and G. W. Wornell
    Cooperative diversity in wireless networks: Efficient protocols and outage behavior
    IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 50, no. 12, pp. 3062-3080, Dec. 2004.

  • J. N. Laneman and G. W. Wornell
    Distributed space–time coded protocols for exploiting cooperative diversity in wireless networks
    IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. 49, no. 10, pp. 2415-2425, Oct. 2003.

  • G. Kramer.; M. Gastpar and P. Gupta
    Cooperative Strategies and Capacity Theorems for Relay Networks
    IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, vol. IT-51, no. 9, pp. 3037 - 3063, Sept. 2005.

More Sophisticated Protocols

  • R. U. Nabar, H. Bölcskei, and F. W. Kneubuhler
    Fading relay channels: Performance limits and space-time signal design
    IEEE J. Sel. Areas Commun., vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 1099-1109, Aug. 2004.

  • K. Azarian, H. El Gamal, and P. Schniter
    On the achievable diversity-multiplexing tradeoff in half-duplex cooperative channels
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Dec. 2005.

  • T. E. Hunter and A. Nosratinia
    Cooperation diversity through coding
    IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 283-289, Feb. 2006.

  • A. Stefanov and E. Erkip
    Cooperative coding for wireless networks
    IEEE Trans. Commun., vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 1470-1476, Sep. 2004.

  • L. Lai, K. Liu, and H. El Gamal
    The Three Node Wireless Network: Achievable Rates and Cooperation Strategies
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, March 2006.

  • M. Katz, S. Shamai
    Relaying protocols for two colocated users
    IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, June 2006.

  • V. I. Morgenshtern , H. Bolcskei
    Crystallization in Large Wireless Networks
    IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, October 2007.

Performance limits

  • A. El Gamal, M. Mohseni, and S. Zahedi
    Bounds on capacity and minimum energy-per-bit for AWGN relay channel
    IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, April 2006.

  • A. Høst-Madsen and J. Zhang
    Capacity bounds and power allocation for the wireless relay channel
    IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory, Jun. 2005.

  • Y. Liang and V. V. Veeravalli
    Gaussian orthogonal relay channels: Optimal resource allocation and capacity
    IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, vol. 51, no. 9, pp. 3284-3289, Sep. 2005.

  • Cai Xiaodong, YaoYingwei, G. B. Giannakis
    Achievable rates in low-power relay links over fading channels
    IEEE Trans. Commun., Jan 2005.

  • M. Gastpar, M.Vetterli
    On the capacity of large Gaussian relay networks
    IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, March 2005.

  • M. Yuksel, E. Erkip
    Multiple-Antenna Cooperative Wireless Systems: A Diversity–Multiplexing Tradeoff Perspective
    IEEE Trans. Inform. Theory, October 2007.

Code Design

  • B. Zhao and M. C. Valenti
    Distributed turbo coded diversity for relay channel
    Electron. Lett., vol. 39, no. 10, pp. 786-787, May 2003.

  • M. Janani, A. Hedayat, T. Hunter, and A. Nosratinia
    Coded Cooperation in Wireless Communications: Space-time transmission and iterative decoding
    IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 362-371, February 2004.

  • Zhang Zheng, T. M. Duman
    Capacity-approaching turbo coding and iterative decoding for relay channels
    IEEE Trans. Commun., Nov. 2005.

  • Y. Li; B. Vucetic, T. F. Wong, M. Dohler
    Distributed Turbo Coding With Soft Information Relaying in Multihop Relay Networks
    IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun., Nov. 2006.

  • Yindi Jing, Hassibi, B
    Distributed Space-Time Coding in Wireless Relay Networks
    IEEE Trans. Wireless Commun., December 2006.

  • A. Murugan, K. Azarian, and H. El Gamal
    Cooperative Lattice Coding and Decoding
    IEEE J. Select. Areas Commun., Feb. 2007.

  • A. Chakrabarti, A. de Baynast, A. Sabharwal, B. Aazhang
    LDPC Code-Design for the Relay Channel
    IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Feb. 2007

Special Issues

    Cooperative Communications and Networking

  • Springer - Wireless Personal Communications
    Special Issue on "Cooperation in Wireless Networks"

  • IEEE Trans. Inf. Theory
    Special Issue on: "Models, Theory & Codes for Relaying & Cooperation in Communication Networks".


  • Cooperation in Wireless Networks: Principles and Applications
    Springer, 2006.

  • G. Kramer, I. Maric and R. D. Yates
    Cooperative Communications, Foundations and Trends in Networking
    Hanover, MA: NOW Publishers Inc., vol. 1, no. 3-4, 2006.

  • Distributed Antenna Systems: Open Architecture for Future Wireless Communications
    Auerbach Publications, CRC Press, 2006.

  • Sergio Barbarossa
    Multi-antenna Wireless Communication Systems
    Artech House, March 2005.


  • J. N. Laneman
    Cooperative Diversity in Wireless Networks: Algorithms and Architectures
    Ph.D. dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Aug. 2002.


  • Todd E. Hunter
    Coded cooperation: A new framework for user cooperation in wireless networks
    Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Dallas, 2004.

  • Brett E. Schein
    Distributed coordination in network information theory
    Ph.D. dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2001.

  • Alexander Reznik
    New results in network information theory
    Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University, 2005.

  • B. Sirkeci
    Distributed Cooperative Communication in Large-Scale Wireless Networks
    PhD Thesis, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 2006.


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