Opportunistic scheduling for multi-user two-way relay systems with physical network coding

Youngil Jeon, Young Tae Kim, Moonseo Park, Inkyu Lee

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This letter considers a multi-user wireless communication system employing physical network coding (PNC), where a pair of users communicates with each other via a relay. To attain reliable communication over time varying channels, we apply an opportunistic scheduling scheme for the PNC to both the broadcast channel phase and the multiple access channel phase. We propose two criteria for selecting users based on the channel norm and the minimum distance. Also, an efficient method to compute the minimum distance for superposed QPSK signals is introduced. Simulation results show that the proposed scheduling for PNC provides a significant improvement over conventional schemes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6153329
Pages (from-to)1290-1294
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr


  • Physical network coding
  • opportunistic scheduling
  • two-way relay systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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