### Abstract

The problem of resource allocation is studied for a two-user fading orthogonal multiaccess relay channel (MARC) where both users (sources) communicate with a destination in the presence of a relay. A half-duplex relay is considered that transmits on a channel orthogonal to that used by the sources. The instantaneous fading state between every transmit-receive pair in this network is assumed to be known at both the transmitter and receiver. Under an average power constraint at each source and the relay, the sum-rate for the achievable strategy of decode-and-forward (DF) is maximized over all power allocations (policies) at the sources and relay. It is shown that the sum-rate maximizing policy exploits the multiuser fading diversity to reveal the optimality of opportunistic channel use by each user. A geometric interpretation of the optimal power policy is also presented.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2007 |

Pages | 1261-1265 |

Number of pages | 5 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Dec 1 2007 |

Externally published | Yes |

Event | 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2007 - Nice, France Duration: Jun 24 2007 → Jun 29 2007 |

### Publication series

Name | IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings |
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ISSN (Print) | 2157-8101 |

### Other

Other | 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2007 |
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Country | France |

City | Nice |

Period | 6/24/07 → 6/29/07 |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Theoretical Computer Science
- Information Systems
- Modeling and Simulation
- Applied Mathematics

### Cite this

*Proceedings - 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2007*(pp. 1261-1265). [4557396] (IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISIT.2007.4557396