Coding for the Nonorthogonal Amplify-and-Forward Cooperative Channel Academic Article uri icon


  • In this work, we consider the problem of coding for the half-duplex non-orthogonal amplify-and-forward (NAF) cooperative channel. We derive bounds on the diversity order of this protocol that are achieved by a distributed space-time bit-interleaved coded modulation (D-ST-BICM) scheme under iterative APP detection and decoding. These bounds lead to the design of space-time precoders that ensure maximum diversity and high coding gains. Word error rate performance is compared to outage probability through Monte Carlo simulations. 2007 IEEE.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Information Theory

author list (cited authors)

  • Kraidy, G. M., Gresset, N., & Boutros, J. J.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Kraidy, Ghassan M||Gresset, Nicolas||Boutros, Joseph J

publication date

  • June 2010