Abstract: In this paper, an idea of using space-time block coding (STBC) in multi-user cooperative diversity has been exploited to improve the performance of the transmission in wireless local area networks. The theoretical and simulation results show that, using STBC approaches can always achieve the better performance than existing techniques without introducing the space-time coding. By analyzing the throughput and frame error ratio (FER) of the two different STBC cooperative schemes, we find the trade-off between throughput and reliability. The location of the relay is crucial to the performance, which supposes a rule for future cross-layer design.
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nullJ. CHEN and K. DJOUANI, "A Multi-User Cooperative Diversity for Wireless Local Area Networks," International Journal of Communications, Network and System Sciences, Vol. 1 No. 3, 2008, pp. 266-273. doi: 10.4236/ijcns.2008.13033.