Performance Analysis of FD MIMO DF Cooperative Relaying Networks Using ZFBF

Sung Sik Nam, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Young Chai Ko

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In this paper, we statistically analyze the performance of full-duplex (FD) MIMO decode-&-forward (DF) cooperative relaying networks. More specifically, we evaluate the end-to-end statistics under assumed system and channel models. Then, based on these results, we derive accurate closed-form expressions of the outage probability and the average bit error rate for both the transmit and the receive zero-forcing beamforming schemes in Rayleigh fading environments. Some selected results are presented to show some interesting observations useful for system designers. For instance, we find that the increased hardware complexity of DF relays is generally worth the high cost in FD relay scenarios, but not in half-duplex cases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8494718
Pages (from-to)63958-63966
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • Full-duplex relay
  • MIMO
  • average bit error rate
  • decode-&-forward
  • outage probability
  • zero forcing beamforming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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