2020 Volume 9 Issue 2 Pages 25-30
The packet error rate (PER) performance of space-time block code based multi-hop cooperative relaying is studied. In the case of multiple relays at each hop, a unique feature of the end-to-end PER performance can be observed up to 3rd hop. In this letter, an outdoor measurement campaign is conducted to verify this PER performance. In addition, a cooperative relaying scheme with received data sharing among relays is also examined. It is experimentally shown that PER at the 3rd hop is better than that of the 1st hop.