Single-source single-relay cooperative ARQ protocols in TDM radio networks




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The University of Texas at Dallas


In conventional (non-cooperative) automatic repeat request (ARQ) protocols for radio networks, the corrupted data frames that cannot be correctly decoded at the destination are retransmitted by the source. In cooperative ARQ protocols, data frame retransmissions may be performed by a neighboring node (the relay) that has successfully overheard the source’s frame transmission. One advantage of the latter group of ARQ protocols is the spatial diversity provided by the relay. The first delay model for cooperative ARQ protocols is derived in this paper. The model is analytically derived for a simple set of retransmission rules that make use of both uncoded and coded cooperative communications in slotted radio networks. The model estimates the delay experienced by Poisson arriving frames, whose retransmissions (when required) are performed also by a single relay. Saturation throughput, data frame latency, and buffer occupancy at both the source and relay are quantified and compared against two non-cooperative ARQ protocols.


"This research was supported in part by NSF Grants No. ANI-0082085, ECS-0225528, CNS-0435429, and the Italian Ministry of University (MIUR) under FIRB project ”Enabling platforms for high-performance computational grids oriented to scalable virtual organizations” (contract n. RBNE01KNFP)."


Cooperative Automatic Repeat reQuest, Non-Cooperative Automatic Repeat reQuest, Time-division multiplexing (TDM), Radio


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