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Title: Coded cooperative diversity with low complexity encoding and decoding algorithms
Author: Alnawayseh, Saif Enad Ahmad
Awarding Body: Swansea University
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2011
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One of the main concerns in designing the wireless communication systems is to provide sufficiently large data rates while considering the different aspects of the implementation complexity that is often constrained by limited battery power and signal processing capability of the devices. Thus, in this thesis, a low complexity encoding and decoding algorithms are investigated for systems with the transmission diversity, particularly the receiver diversity and the cooperative diversity. Design guidelines for such systems are provided to provide a good trade-off between the implementation complexity and the performance. The order statistics based list decoding techniques for linear binary block codes of small to medium block length are investigated to reduce the complexity of coded systems. The original order statistics decoding (OSD) is generalized by assuming segmentation of the most reliable independent positions of the received bits. The segmentation is shown to overcome several drawbacks of the original order statistics decoding. The complexity of the OSD is further reduced by assuming a partial ordering of the received bits in order to avoid the highly complex Gauss elimination. The bit error rate performance and the decoding complexity trade-off of the proposed decoding algorithms are studied by computer simulations. Numerical examples show that, in some cases, the proposed decoding schemes are superior to the original order statistics decoding in terms of both the bit error rate performance as well as the decoding complexity. The complexity of the order statistics based list decoding algorithms for linear block codes and binary block turbo codes (BTC) is further reduced by employing highly reliable cyclic redundancy check (CRC) bits. The results show that sending CRC bits for many segments is the most effective tecnhique in reducing the complexity. The coded cooperative diversity is compared with the conventional receiver coded diversity in terms of the pairwise error probability and the overall bit error rate (BER). The expressions for the pairwise error probabilities are obtained analytically and verified by computer simulations. The performance of the cooperative diversity is found to be strongly relay location dependent. Using the analytical as well as extensive numerical results, the geographical areas of the relay locations are obtained for small to medium signal-to-noise ratio values, such that the cooperative coded diversity outperforms the receiver coded diversity. However, for sufficiently large signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) values, or if the path-loss attenuations are not considered, then the receiver coded diversity always outperforms the cooperative coded diversity. The obtained results have important implications on the deployment of the next generation cellular systems supporting the cooperative as well as the receiver diversity.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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