Identifier

etd-10282005-154037

Degree

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

With a prefixed decoding order at receiver end, superposition coding approach intended for degraded broadcast channels was proposed to improve the average throughput in a point-to-point wireless channel. In this thesis, we first rigorously show the optimal decoding strategy when two Gaussian codebooks are superposed together to send source information to its receiver. Our results rigorously prove the optimality of performing successive interference cancellation at receiver end. Decoding failure at relays imposes a bottle neck to improving overall throughput in relay channels with decode-and-forward relaying strategy. We then extend this framework for a single link to relay channels to optimize the overall throughput using superposition coding and joint decoding at transmitters and receivers, respectively. Numerical results reveal considerable gains of our proposed schemes compared against traditional approach.

Date

2005

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide.

Committee Chair

Shuangqing Wei

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