This letter offers a statistical analysis of the basic two-hop Amplify-and-Forward link, where the relay node is selected based on instantaneous and partial knowledge of the channel. In contrast with previously reported work, where relay selection requires global knowledge (2 hops) of the relaying link, the problem considered is interesting in practical ad-hoc systems, where only neighboring (1 hop) channel information is available to the nodes. The probability density function of the received signal-to-noise ratio for the considered relaying link is approximated in closed form, and an asymptotic exponential expression is proposed to simplify performance estimation.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||IEEE Communications Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Apr 2008|