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Preface

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  03 May 2011

Ekram Hossain
Affiliation:
University of Manitoba, Canada
Dong In Kim
Affiliation:
Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Vijay K. Bhargava
Affiliation:
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
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Summary

Cooperative communications and networking represent a new paradigm which uses both transmission and distributed processing to significantly increase the capacity in wireless communication networks. Current wireless networks face challenges in fulfilling users’ ever-increasing expectations and needs. This is mainly due to the following reasons: lack of available radio spectrum, the unreliable wireless radio link, and the limited battery capacity of wireless devices. The evolving cooperative wireless networking paradigm can tackle these challenges. The basic idea of cooperative wireless networking is that wireless devices work together to achieve their individual goals or one common goal following a common strategy. Wireless devices share their resources (i.e., radio link, antenna, etc.) during cooperation using short-range communications. The advantages of cooperation are as follows: first, the communications capability, reliability, coverage, and quality-of-service (QoS) of wireless devices can be enhanced by cooperation; second, the cost of information exchange (i.e., transmission power, transmission time, spectrum, etc.) can be reduced. Cooperative communication and networking will be a key component in next generation wireless networks. In this book we particularly focus on cooperative transmission techniques in cellular wireless networks.

Although cellular wireless systems are regarded as a highly successful technology, their potential in throughput and network coverage has not been fully realized. Cooperative communication is a key technique to harness the potential throughput and coverage gains in these networks.

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Print publication year: 2011

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  • Preface
  • Edited by Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada, Dong In Kim, Vijay K. Bhargava, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Book: Cooperative Cellular Wireless Networks
  • Online publication: 03 May 2011
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511667008.001
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  • Preface
  • Edited by Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada, Dong In Kim, Vijay K. Bhargava, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Book: Cooperative Cellular Wireless Networks
  • Online publication: 03 May 2011
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511667008.001
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  • Preface
  • Edited by Ekram Hossain, University of Manitoba, Canada, Dong In Kim, Vijay K. Bhargava, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Book: Cooperative Cellular Wireless Networks
  • Online publication: 03 May 2011
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511667008.001
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