Inverse Moment Matching Based Analysis of Cooperative HARQ-IR Over Time-Correlated Nakagami Fading Channels

This paper analyzes the performance of cooperative hybrid automatic repeat request with incremental redundancy (HARQ-IR) and proposes a new approach of outage probability approximation for performance analysis. A general time-correlated Nakagami fading channel covering fast fading and Rayleigh fading as special cases is considered here. An efficient inverse moment matching method is proposed to approximate the outage probability in a closed form. The effect of approximation degree is theoretically analyzed to ease its selection. Moreover, diversity order of cooperative HARQ-IR is analyzed. It is proved that the diversity order is irrelevant to the time correlation coefficient p, as long as p < 1, and full diversity from both spatial and time domains can be achieved by cooperative HARQ-IR under time-correlated fading channels. The accuracy of the analytical results is verified by computer simulations, and the results reveal that cooperative HARQ-IR scheme can benefit from high fading order and low channel time correlation. Optimal rate selection to maximize the long-term average throughput given a maximum allowable outage probability is finally discussed as one application of the analytical results.


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  • Accession Number: 01638491
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 23 2017 11:40AM