Wireless Relaying with Partial Cooperation Based on Power-Line Communication
AuthorsMarc Kuhn and Armin Wittneben
Reference6th IEEE International Workshop on Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Communications, SPAWC 2005, New York, June 2005.
AbstractIn this paper we investigate the use of Power-Line Communication (PLC) to assist cooperative wireless relaying. We consider a communication scheme that uses the power-line to initialize and synchronize wireless amplify-and-forward (AF) relays and to broadcast information between the relays. Based on the analysis of transfer function and noise measurements of PLC channels in office and residential environments we propose a transmission scheme for the inter-relay-communication over power-lines and assess the influence of this scheme on wireless relaying. The use of PLC leads to a very flexible way of enhancing wireless communications by plugging in additional relays where they are needed – without additional wiring.
KeywordsPLC, Power-Line Communication, Cooperative Wireless Relaying, inter-relay Communication
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