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 www.cambridge.org/9780521895132.
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.
"Overall, Cooperative Communications and Networking is an excellent, readerfriendly book. This reviewer believes that this book will have a lasting impact
upon those involved in cooperative communications research.
Ruoheng Liu, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine