Impact of Pointing Errors on the Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Dual-Hop Transmission Systems

Ansari, I. S. , Yilmaz, F. and Alouini, M.-S. (2013) Impact of Pointing Errors on the Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Dual-Hop Transmission Systems. IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 2(3), pp. 351-354. (doi:10.1109/WCL.2013.042313.130138)

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Abstract

In this work, the performance analysis of a dual-hop relay transmission system composed of asymmetric radio-frequency (RF)/free-space optical (FSO) links with pointing errors is presented. More specifically, we build on the system model presented in to derive new exact closed-form expressions for the cumulative distribution function, probability density function, moment generating function, and moments of the end-to-end signal-to-noise ratio in terms of the Meijer's G function. We then capitalize on these results to offer new exact closed-form expressions for the higher-order amount of fading, average error rate for binary and M-ary modulation schemes, and the ergodic capacity, all in terms of Meijer's G functions. Our new analytical results were also verified via computer-based Monte-Carlo simulation results.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ansari, Dr Imran
Authors: Ansari, I. S., Yilmaz, F., and Alouini, M.-S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Publisher:Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISSN:2162-2337
ISSN (Online):2162-2345

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