On the performance of dual-hop RF-UWOC system

Hongjiang Lei, Yiyao Zhang, Kihong Park, Imran Shafique Ansari, Gaofeng Pan, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this paper, we study the performance of a dual-hop radio frequency-underwater wireless optical communication (RF-UWOC) systems. The whole system consists of one single-antenna source node communicating with one destination node equipped with a single aperture through relaying. The relay is equipped with a single antenna and a single telescope to forward the received signal to the destination. The RF and UWOC links experience Rayleigh fading and the mixture Exponential-Generalized Gamma fading, respectively. We derive closed-form expressions for the outage probability and average bit error rate for both amplify-and-forward and decode-and-forward schemes with different detection techniques. By utilizing the expansion of Meijer's G-function and Fox's H-function, analytical formulas present an efficient tool to depict the characteristics on the performance.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops)
ISBN (Print)9781728174402
StatePublished - Jul 21 2020

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61971080 and the Open Fund of the Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Information Communication Network and Security under Grant ICNS201807.


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