On the performance of dual-hop FSO/RF systems

Emna Zedini, Hamza Soury, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Exact closed-form performance metrics for mixed free-space optical/radio frequency (FSO/RF) communication systems are not available in the literature. This paper presents novel results for the performance analysis of a dual-hop FSO/RF transmission system where the FSO link is modeled by the Gamma-Gamma distribution with pointing error impairments and under heterodyne detection, and the RF link experiences the Nakagami-m fading. Using amplify-and-forward fixed gain relaying, new closed form expressions for the outage probability, the moments, the average bit-error-rate, and the ergodic capacity are obtained in terms of the extended generalized bivariate Meijer's G function. Monte Carlo simulations are provided to confirm the accuracy of the newly proposed results.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781467365406
StatePublished - Apr 21 2016

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