Multi-user two-way relaying in the presence of co-channel interference

ÖZDURAN V. , Soleimani-Nasab E.

IET COMMUNICATIONS, vol.14, no.21, pp.3853-3865, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 21
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1049/iet-com.2020.0170
  • Title of Journal : IET COMMUNICATIONS
  • Page Numbers: pp.3853-3865


This study investigates the impact of co-channel interference caused by external terminals on multi-user bi-directional amplify-and-forward based wireless relaying network. The investigation considers multi-user pair and a single bi-directional relay terminal and a finite number of co-channel interference in the system model. A lower bound on the end-to-end outage probability is derived for the simultaneous transmission and the opportunistic source-pair selection strategy. According to analytical, asymptotic, and Monte-Carlo based computer simulation results, the opportunistic source-pair selection strategy achieves a near-optimal performance for the inter-cell interference caused by other user-pairs within the system. Results also show that the opportunistic source-pair selection strategy also achieves optimal diversity order, which is equal to N, in high signal-to-noise ratio regimes. Results also show that the co-channel interference degrades the achievable diversity order from N to 0 while also affecting the system coding gain.