[C14] W.-Y. Shin, H. J. Yang, and B. C. Jung, “Opportunistic network decoupling in multi-source interfering relay networks,”IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), Sydney, Australia, June 2014.
We introduce a new achievability scheme, termed opportunistic network decoupling (OND), where a novel relay scheduling strategy is utilized in the K × N × K channel with interfering relays, consisting of K source–destination pairs and N half-duplex relays in-between them. A subset of relays using alternate relaying is opportunistically selected in terms of producing the minimum total interference level, thereby resulting in network decoupling. As our main result, it is shown that under a certain relay scaling condition, the OND protocol with alternate half-duplex relaying achieves K degrees-of-freedom even in the presence of interfering links among relays. Numerical evaluation is also shown to validate the performance of the proposed OND scheme.