On the Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Dual-Hop Transmission Systems

Ansari, I. S. , Yilmaz, F. and Alouini, M.-S. (2013) On the Performance of Mixed RF/FSO Dual-Hop Transmission Systems. In: 2013 IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), Dresden, Germany, 2-5 June 2013, pp. 1-5. ISBN 9781467363372 (doi: 10.1109/VTCSpring.2013.6692668)

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In this work, the performance analysis of a dual-hop relay transmission system composed of asymmetric radio-frequency (RF)/free-space optical (FSO) links is presented. This work is based on the fact that FSO links are cost-effective, license-free and can provide even higher bandwidths compared to the traditional RF links. More specifically, in this work, we build on the cumulative distribution function presented in [1] to derive new exact closed-form expressions for the probability density function, moment generating function, and moments of the end-to-end signal-to-noise ratio. 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 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:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:We would like to thank King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia for providing support and resources for this research work.
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

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