Opportunistic Network Decoupling with Virtual Full-Duplex Operation in Multi-Source Interfering Relay Networks

Won Yong Shin, Vien V. Mai, Bang Chul Jung, Hyun Jong Yang

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We introduce a new achievability scheme, termed opportunistic network decoupling (OND), operating in virtual full-duplex mode. In the scheme, a novel relay scheduling strategy is utilized in the $K\times N\times K$ channel with interfering relays , consisting of $K$ source-destination pairs and $N$ half-duplex relays in-between them. A subset of relays using alternate relaying is opportunistically selected in terms of producing the minimum total interference level, thereby resulting in network decoupling. As our main result, it is shown that under a certain relay scaling condition, the OND protocol achieves $K$ degrees of freedom even in the presence of interfering links among relays. Numerical evaluation is also shown to validate the performance of the proposed OND. Our protocol basically operates in a fully distributed fashion along with local channel state information, thereby resulting in relatively easy implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7582492
Pages (from-to)2321-2333
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Aug 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2014R1A1A2054577) and by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning (MSIP) (2015R1A2A1A15054248). The material in this paper was presented in part at the IEEE International Conference on Communications, Sydney, Australia, June 2014 [39]. Hyun Jong Yang is the corresponding author. This research was conducted while V.V. Mai was with Dankook University, Yongin 448-701, Republic of Korea.

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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