Multipair Two-Way Relay Networks with Very Large Antenna Arrays

Mengmeng Liu, Jianhua Zhang and Ping Zhang
Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), 2014 IEEE 80th
DOI: 10.1109/VTCFall.2014.6966067
Publish Year: 2014

Abstract: We consider a multipair two-way relay network
where multiple communication pairs simultaneously exchange information with the help of a single relay. Each terminal has only a single antenna, while the relay is equipped with a very large antenna array. We further assume that channel state information is available at the relay node. We investigate the power efficiency of this network when very simple signal processing, i.e., maximum ratio combining (MRC) or zero-forcing (ZF), is used at the relay. When the number of relay antennas grows infinite, the transmit power of each terminal or relay (or both) can be made inversely proportional to the number of relay antennas while maintaining a given quality-of-service. We show that with very large antenna arrays, the two-way relaying scheme outperforms both the orthogonal scheme and the one-way relaying scheme.

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