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Series in Communication Theory 

Edited by Helmut Bölcskei

Vol. 9:








Diversity-Multiplexing Tradeoff

in Relay and Interference Channels.


1st edition 2011. X, 166 pages; € 64,00.

ISBN 978-3-86628-388-6



Guaranteeing higher link reliability while not sacrificing transmission rate is one of the fundamental goals of future wireless communication systems. The increased availability of wireless transmission devices has made wireless networks a reality of our day, and a fundamental building block of tomorrow’s technology. However, theoretical foundations of how to efficiently utilize the gains provided by wireless networks are not well-understood. This work investigates the fundamental performance benefits provided by wireless networks, and where possible,  proposes strategies and coding schemes to exploit these advantages. Specifically, the tradeoff between transmission rate and link-reliability is analyzed for relay and interference channels, and communication schemes that achieve the
optimum tradeoff are characterized.


Cemal Akcaba was born in 1982 in Nicosia and studied electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he received the degrees of B.Sc. and M.Eng in 2003 and 2004 respectively.  After graduating from MIT, he spent a year at the Imperial College London as a researcher.  In 2005, he joined the
Communication Technology Laboratory of ETH Zurich, Switzerland, as a research assistant.  He graduated from ETH Zurich in 2009, receiving the Dr.sc. degree.

Keywords: han-kobayashi region, interference channel, relay channel, Diversity-multiplexing tradeoff (DMT), DMT-optimal code design criteria



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