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Relay Selection for Efficient HARQ-IR Protocols in Relay-Assisted Multisource Multicast Networks

Quoc-Tuan Vien, Quoc-Tuan Vien
Nguyen, Huan X.
Shah, Purav
Ever, Enver
Duc To, Duc To
This paper investigates relay selection for reliable data transmission in relay-assisted multisource multicast networks (RMMNs) where multiple source nodes distribute information to a set of destination nodes with the assistance of multiple relay nodes. Hybrid automatic repeat request with incremental redundancy (HARQ-IR) is used and supported by either a physical-layer network coding (PNC) or an analog network coding (ANC) technique employed at the relays. By deriving efficiency metrics of the HARQ-IR protocols, we propose relay selection schemes for RMMNs to minimize the transmission delay and energy consumption. Simulation results are provided to analyse each relay selection scheme.