We consider channel-unaware two-way relay networks in which two single-antenna nodes exchange information through multiple single-antenna half-duplex amplify-and-forward relays. For these networks, we develop a novel self-interference (SI) cancellation scheme that does not invoke channel information neither at the relays nor at the nodes. Unlike its previous counterparts, the scheme proposed herein enables perfect SI cancellation even when the relays have a single antenna each. This was not possible previously without employing an even number of antennas at each relay. In the first phase of the proposed scheme, the network is operated in a one-way relaying mode, whereas in the second phase it is operated in a two-way relaying mode. In the latter mode, the vectors received by the nodes at the end of the first phase are used to completely eliminate SI, without estimating the channel as in existing methodologies. To analyze the effectiveness of the proposed scheme, we derive upper bounds on the pairwise error probability for the Alamouti and SP(2) codes. Using these bounds, we investigate the dependence of the system performance on the data rate. In addition, we show that for all data rates, the proposed scheme outperforms previously proposed ones. Theoretical results are confirmed by simulations.

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IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
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Bameri, S. (Salime), Gohary, R, & Talebi, S. (Siamak). (2019). Perfect Self-Interference Cancellation Based on Mode-Switching for Differential Channel-Unaware Two-Way Relay Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 18(11), 5269–5283. doi:10.1109/TWC.2019.2935202