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Volume 2013, Article ID 785840, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/785840
Research Article

Amplify-and-Forward Cooperative Diversity for Green UWB-Based WBSNs

1Electronics and Communications Engineering, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Alexandria 1029, Egypt
2Computer Engineering, Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Alexandria 1029, Egypt

Received 7 July 2013; Accepted 1 October 2013

Academic Editors: R. J. Ferrari, M. Nappi, N. Nishchal, and P. Siohan

Copyright © 2013 Heba Shaban and Mohamad Abou El-Nasr. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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