Outage analysis of amplify-and-forward partial relay selection scheme with multiple interferers

Sung Il Kim, Young Chai Ko, Jun Heo

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In this letter, the exact form of the outage probability for opportunistic amplify-and-forward (AF) partial relay selection scheme in interference-limited environment is derived. It is assumed that multiple interferers affect only on the relays due to the multicell environment of wireless networks. Analysis in this paper can be an efficient technique for investigating the effect of interference in cooperative AF relaying on the outage probability. We confirm that our analytical results match the simulation results perfectly on all the ranges of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).

Original languageEnglish
Article number6044664
Pages (from-to)1281-1283
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by the KCC (Korea Communications Commission), Korea, under the R&D program supervised by the KCA (Korea Communications Agency) (KCA-2011-08913-04002), and the MKE (The Ministry of Knowledge Economy), Korea, under the ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) support program supervised by the NIPA (National IT Industry Promotion Agency) (NIPA-2011-C1090-1131-0009).


  • Amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying
  • multiple interferers
  • opportunistic relaying
  • outage probability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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