Title: Joint cooperative analog network coding and OFDM system for wireless communication networks

Authors: Zufan Zhang; Gangzi Chen; Aiai Wu; Jing Yang; Xiaorong Jing

Addresses: Chongqing Key Lab of Mobile Communications Technology, Chongqing 400065, China; School of Communications and Information Engineering, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China ' Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China ' Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China ' Science and Technology Division, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China ' Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing 400065, China; Chongqing Key Lab of Mobile Communications Technology, Chongqing 400065, China

Abstract: In wireless mobile communication networks, network coding and cooperation are the promising techniques to increase the spectrum utilisation efficiency. OFDM is also one of the most efficient modulation techniques to deal with multipath fading channel distortions. In this paper, a scheme of joint analog network coding and OFDM for cooperative communication systems is proposed, and the scheme suggests using network coding to improve the system spectral efficiency, and using OFDM to cope with channel distortion. The analysis of frame error probability for the proposed scheme is presented.

Keywords: wireless communications; cooperative networks; OFDM; analog network coding; orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing; mobile networks; wireless networks; channel distortion.

DOI: 10.1504/IJWMC.2013.053035

International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing, 2013 Vol.6 No.1, pp.12 - 17

Received: 06 Jun 2012
Accepted: 06 Jul 2012

Published online: 03 Apr 2013 *

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