A 3-node buffer-aided relaying network with statistical Quality-of-Service (QoS) constraint in terms of maximum acceptable end-to-end queue length bound outage probability is considered. In particular, the adaptive link selection relaying problem that aims to maximize the constant supportable arrival rate μ to the source (i.e., the effective capacity) is analyzed. Fixed and adaptive source and relay power allocation are investigated for different length of packet. By employing asymptotic delay analysis, first convert the QoS constraint into minimum QoS exponent constraints at the source and relay queues. Then derive the link selection and power allocation solutions and QoS exponents using Lagrangian approach. Solutions for various special cases of link conditions, and QoS constraints are presented. Especially, Bisection search algorithm is used to find the various buffer resources. Moreover, compare the effective capacities of the proposed relaying schemes and other existing schemes under different link conditions and QoS constraints. Illustrative results indicate that the proposed schemes offer substantial performance gains, and power adaption performs fixed power allocation at low Signal-to Noise power Ratio (SNR) region or under loose QoS constraints.
Keywords : QoS, End to End, Capacity, Performance Gain, Fixed Power Allocation, SNR.