Relaying in optical wireless communication

Majid Safari, Wasiu Popoola, Sinan Sinanovic

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    Co-located MIMO systems might not be realisable for all applications and this encourages the implementation of distributed MIMO systems with widely separated nodes cooperating to provide spatial diversity. Such systems, which are also known as cooperative or relay-assisted communication, have been extensively investigated in the context of RF wireless communication. Multi-hop transmission is an alternative relay-assisted scheme, which employs multiple relays in serial configuration. RF multi-hop systems do not offer any diversity gain but they are typically employed to extend the coverage of communication networks. This chapter will investigate the application of distributed MIMO and relaying strategies as efficient solutions to overcome atmospheric degradations in OWC channels.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAdvanced Relay Technologies in Next Generation Wireless Communications
    EditorsIoannis Krikidis, Gan Zheng
    Place of PublicationLondon
    Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    Number of pages36
    ISBN (Electronic)9781785610042
    ISBN (Print)9781785610035
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


    • Atmospheric degradations
    • Co-located MIMO systems free-space optical links
    • Cooperative communication
    • Distributed MIMO systems
    • Diversity gain
    • Diversity reception
    • Free-space optical communication
    • MIMO communication
    • OWC channels
    • Optical wireless communication
    • RF multihop systems
    • RF wireless communication
    • Relay networks (telecommunication) multihop transmission
    • Relay-assisted communication
    • Relay-assisted scheme
    • Relaying strategies
    • Serial configuration
    • Spatial diversity
    • Telecommunication channels

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Engineering


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