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EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking

, 2011:194

First Online: 05 December 2011Received: 22 December 2010Accepted: 05 December 2011


This paper investigates the performance of an outage-optimal opportunistic scheduling scheme for a multiuser two-way relay network, wherein an analog network coding-based relay serves multiple pairs of users. Under a Rayleigh flat-fading environment, we derive an exact expression for cumulative distribution function CDF of the minimum of the two end-to-end instantaneous signal-to-noise ratios SNRs and utilize this to obtain an exact expression for the outage probability of such a greedy scheduling scheme. We then develop a modified scheduler that ensures fairness among user pairs of the considered system. By using a high SNR approximation of derived CDF, we present a simple closed-form expression for outage probability of the overall system and establish that a multiuser diversity of order equal to the number of user pairs is harnessed by the scheme. We also present an efficient power allocation strategy between sources and relay, subject to a total power constraint, that minimizes the outage probability of the overall system. Further, by deriving both upper and lower bound expressions for the average sum-rate of the proposed scheme, we demonstrate that an average sum-rate gain can also be achieved by increasing the number of user pairs in the system. Numerical and simulation results are presented to validate the performance of the proposed scheme.

KeywordsAnalog network coding Multiuser scheduling Outage probability Rayleigh fading Two-way bidirectional relaying Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1687-1499-2011-194 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Author: Prabhat K. Upadhyay - Shankar Prakriya

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