Two-Way AF Relaying in the Presence of Co-Channel Interference
Journal article, 2013
In this paper, we investigate the performance of two-way interference-limited amplify-and-forward relaying systems over independent, non-identically distributed Nakagami-m fading channels. Our analysis generalizes several previous results, since it accounts for interference affecting all network nodes. In particular, tight lower bounds on the end-to-end outage and symbol error probability are derived in closed-form, while a useful expression is presented for the asymptotically low outage regime. Some special cases of practical interest e.g., no interference power and interference-limited case) are also studied. Using the derived lower bounds as a starting point and for the case of Rayleigh fading, we formulate and solve analytically three practical optimization problems, namely, power allocation under fixed location for the relay, optimal relay position with fixed power allocation, and joint optimization of power allocation and relay position under a transmit power constraint. The numerical results provide important physical insights into the implications of model parameters on the system performance; for instance, it is demonstrated that relay position optimization offers significant performance enhancement over the non-optimized case for an asymmetric interference power profile, whilst the optimization gains are marginal for a symmetric one.
interference limited systems