Patent Number: 8,798,528

Title: Multi-hop wireless communication system and relay method and relay station therein

Abstract: A relay station, which is originally deployed in the multi-hop wireless communication system and used for relaying the communication between a base station and a mobile station, is referred to as an ordinary relay station, and a relay station is referred to as an aid relay station. The aid relay station can decide whether to provide aid to the ordinary relay station, and can be invisible to the base station and the mobile station, namely, the aid relay station will not generate signaling between itself and the base station or the mobile station, and therefore the aid relay station, when being implemented, will not generate extra signaling overheads in the multi-hop wireless communication system; and at the same time, when the relay quality of an aided relay station is poor, it can be improved by the aid relay station, thereby improving the system performance of the multi-hop wireless communication system.

Inventors: Wang; Xinglin (Beijing, CN), Xue; Yi Sheng (Beijing, CN)

Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft

International Classification: H04B 7/185 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018