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@article{Genc2010b,
	author          = {Z. Genc and U. H. Rizvi and E. Onur and I. Niemegeers},
	title           = {Cooperative Communications in Future Home Networks},
	journal         = {Wireless Personal Communications},
	year            = {2010},
	month           = {May},
	volume          = {53},
	pages           = {349--364},
	issn            = {0929-6212},
	abstract        = {The basic idea behind cooperative communications is that mobile terminals
	collaborate to send data to each other. This effectively adds diversity
	in the system and improves the overall performance. In this paper,
	we investigate the potential gains of cooperative communication in
	future home networks. We derive analytical expressions for the error
	probability of binary phase shift keying (BPSK) signals over Nakagami-m
	fading channels in a multi relay communication network. Following
	to the analytical study, we analyze the contribution of cooperative
	relaying to the 60GHz network connectivity through simulations using
	a realistic indoor environment model. We compare the performance
	of different relay configurations under variable obstacle densities.
	We show that a typical 60GHz indoor network should employ either
	a multi-relay configuration or a single-relay configuration with
	a smart relay selection mechanism to achieve acceptable outage rates.
	In the use of multiple-relay configuration, both analytical and simulation
	studies indicate that increasing the number of cooperative relays
	does not improve the system performance significantly after a certain
	threshold.}
}