Transmit power efficiency of multi-hop MRC diversity for a virtual cellular network

Imane Daou, Eisuke Kudoh, Fumiyuki Adachi

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In virtual cellular network (VCN), proposed for high-speed packet mobile communications, the signal transmitted from a mobile terminal is received by wireless ports distributed in each virtual cell and relayed to the central port that acts as a gateway to the core network. In this letter, we apply the multi-hop maximal ratio combining (MHMRC) diversity and propose the route modification algorithm in order to improve transmit power efficiency degradation caused by the carrier frequency difference between the control and the data communication channels for VCN. The transmit power efficiency and the distribution of the number of hops are evaluated by computer simulation for a VCN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3643-3648
Number of pages6
JournalIEICE Transactions on Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • Multi-hop MRC diversity
  • Transmit power control
  • Virtual cellular network
  • Wireless multi-hop

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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