QoS-Constrained Energy Efficiency of Cooperative ARQ in Multiple DF Relay Systems


Y. Hu, J. Gross, A. Schmeink,


        In this paper, we study the higher layer performance as well as the “throughput, delay, energy consumption” tradeoff problem for multirelay assisted cooperative automatic repeat request (C-ARQ) protocols. We study a practical scenario where only the average channel state information (CSI) is available at the source and relays. We consider four multirelay C-ARQ protocols and derive closed-form expressions for the transmission delay distribution, the energy consumption, and the higher layer queuing performance. Furthermore, we analyze the quality of service (QoS)-constrained energy efficiency performances of the protocols. Our analysis is validated by simulations. In addition, we evaluate the system performance under these C-ARQ protocols and for different topologies. We conclude several guidelines for the design of efficient C-ARQ protocols. Finally, a simple extension of the studied C-ARQ protocols is proposed, which improves the QoS-constrained energy efficiency by 4%.

BibTEX Reference Entry 

	author = {Yulin Hu and James Gross and Anke Schmeink},
	title = "QoS-Constrained Energy Efficiency of Cooperative ARQ in Multiple DF Relay Systems",
	pages = "848-859",
	journal = "{IEEE} Transactions on Vehicular Technology",
	volume = "65",
	number = "2",
	doi = 10.1109/TVT.2015.2399398,
	month = Feb,
	year = 2016,
	hsb = RWTH-2016-01533,


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