Mohamad Khattar Awad, Xuemin Shen, B. Zogheib
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM' 08). 2008. pp. 1 -6
Publication year: 2008

This paper analyzes the ergodic mutual information of OFDMA cooperative relay networks when the Channel State Information (CSI) imperfection is considered at resource allocation unit. Based on the derived ergodic mutual information, a quantitative characterization of the impact of CSI inaccuracy on the ergodic mutual information is presented. A network with multiple subscriber stations, relay stations and one base station that employ a Selection-Decode-and-Forward (SDF) relaying scheme is considered in the uplink mode. Subscriber stations act as relay stations to assist other transmitting subscriber stations. Numerical evaluations illustrate that considering the CSI imperfection based on priori knowledge of the error statistics brings substantial gain to the network in terms of ergodic mutual information, and takes the MAC layer resource allocation algorithms a step ahead towards practical implementations.