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Performance of Nth Worst Full-Duplex Relay Selection over Nakagami-M Fading Channels

DOI: 10.4236/ijcns.2017.108B004, PP. 27-34

Keywords: Amplify-and-Forward (AF), Full Duplex (FD), Outage Probability, Relay Selection

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The performance analysis of Nth worst relay selection for the full-duplex (FD) mode over Nakagami-m fading channels is studied. We assume the relay employs the amplify-and-forward (AF) protocol. The closed-form expres-sions for the outage performance in terms of the received signal-to-noise ratio cumulative distribution function are derived. In the high signal-to-noise ratio regime, asymptotic outage probability is also investigated. Based on these expressions, the effect of several important network parameters, i.e., the number of relays and the order of selected relay, as well as the quality of the relay links, source-relay links, relay-destination links, are analytically characterized. Finally, numerical results are provided to verify and illustrate our mathematical analysis.


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