On the Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Variable Gain Dual-Hop Transmission Systems with Pointing Errors

Ansari, I. S. , Yilmaz, F. and Alouini, M.-S. (2013) On the Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Variable Gain Dual-Hop Transmission Systems with Pointing Errors. In: 2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2-5 Sept. 2013, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781467361873 (doi:10.1109/VTCFall.2013.6692317)

Ansari, I. S. , Yilmaz, F. and Alouini, M.-S. (2013) On the Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Variable Gain Dual-Hop Transmission Systems with Pointing Errors. In: 2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall), Las Vegas, NV, USA, 2-5 Sept. 2013, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781467361873 (doi:10.1109/VTCFall.2013.6692317)

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Abstract

In this work, the performance analysis of a dual-hop relay transmission system composed of asymmetric radio-frequency (RF) and unified free-space optical (FSO) links subject to pointing errors is presented. These unified FSO links account for both types of detection techniques (i.e. indirect modulation/direct detection (IM/DD) as well as heterodyne detection). More specifically, we 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 of these systems in terms of the Meijer's G function. We then capitalize on these results to offer new exact closed-form expressions for the outage probability, higher-order amount of fading, average error rate for binary and M-ary modulation schemes, and ergodic capacity, all in terms of Meijer's G functions. All our new analytical results are verified via computer-based Monte-Carlo simulations.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
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
ISSN:1090-3038
ISBN:9781467361873

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