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Cooperative Communications and Networking

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  • 17 tables 117 exercises
  • Page extent: 642 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.4 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9780521895132)

Presenting the fundamentals of cooperative communications and networking, this book treats the concepts of space, time, frequency diversity and MIMO, with a holistic approach to principal topics where significant improvements can be obtained. Beginning with background and MIMO systems, Part I includes a review of basic principles of wireless communications and space-time diversity and coding. Part II then presents topics on physical layer cooperative communications such as relay channels and protocols, performance bounds, multi-node cooperation, and energy efficiency. Finally, Part III focuses on cooperative networking including cooperative and content-aware multiple access, distributed routing, source-channel coding, and cooperative OFDM. Including end-of-chapter review questions, this text will appeal to graduate students of electrical engineering and is an ideal textbook for advanced courses on wireless communications. It will also be of great interest to practitioners in the wireless communications industry. Presentation slides for each chapter and instructor-only solutions are available at

• Gives comprehensive coverage of cooperative communications from physical layer and MAC layer to network layer • Includes end of chapter review questions • Presentation slides for each chapter are available online


Preface; Part I. Background and MIMO Systems: 1. Introduction; 2. Space-time diversity and coding; 3. Space-time-frequency diversity and coding; Part II. Cooperative Communications: 4. Relay channels and protocols; 5. Cooperative communications with single relay; 6. Multi-node cooperative communications; 7. Distributed space-time and space-frequency coding; 8. Relay selection: when to cooperate with whom; 9. Differential modulation for cooperative communications; 10. Energy efficiency in cooperative sensor networks; Part III. Cooperative Networking: 11. Cognitive multiple-access via cooperation; 12. Content-aware cooperative multiple-access; 13. Distributed cooperative routing; 14. Source-channel coding with cooperation; 15. Asymptotic performance of distortion exponents; 16. Coverage expansion with cooperation; 17. Broadband cooperative communications; 18. Network lifetime maximization via cooperation; Bibliography; Index.


'The authors treat the concept of space-time-frequency diversity, multi-input, multi-output (MIMO), and user-cooperation with a comprehensive and systematic approach to principal topics and hence make the book more than an introductory text. … [it] is particularly well suited for a one-semester advanced graduate course in electrical engineering … Liu, Sadek, Su and Kwasinski's book provides a … thorough treatment of material that is at the cutting edge of cooperative communication over wireless network, and its treatment of cooperative communication is … advanced. Overall, Cooperative Communications and Networking is an excellent, reader friendly book. … [it] will have a lasting impact upon those involved in cooperative communications research.' IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

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