Approaching the Outage Probability of the Amplify-and-Forward Relay Fading Channel Academic Article uri icon


  • We study coding techniques for the single-relay nonorthogonal amplify-and-forward half-duplex relay fading channel. Unlike the multiple-antenna case, we show that 2 × 2 rotations induce large gains in outage probability with no increase in decoding complexity under iterative probabilistic decoding. We compare rotated and unrotated turbo-coded schemes and show that they both perform close to their corresponding outage limits. © 2007 IEEE.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kraidy, G. M., Boutros, J. J., & Fabregas, A.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • October 2007