Performance Analysis of FD MIMO DF Cooperative Relaying Networks Using ZFBF

Sung Sik Nam, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Young-Chai Ko

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In this paper, we statistically analyze the performance of full-duplex (FD) MIMO decode-&-forward (DF) cooperative relaying networks.More specifically, we evaluate the endto- end (e2e) statistics under assumed system and channel models. Then, based on these results, we derive accurate closed-form expressions of the outage probability and the average bit error rate (BER) for both the transmit and the receive zero-forcing beamforming (ZFBF) schemes in Rayleigh fading environments. Some selected results are presented to illustrate some interesting observations useful for system designers. For instance, we find that the increased hardware complexity of DF relays is generally worth the high cost in FD relay scenarios, but not in half-duplex cases.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1


  • average bit error rate
  • Bit error rate
  • decode-&-forward
  • full-duplex relay
  • MIMO
  • MIMO communication
  • outage probability
  • Protocols
  • Rayleigh channels
  • Relays
  • Signal to noise ratio
  • zero forcing beamforming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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