On the Performance of HARQ-Based RF-FSO Links

Behrooz Makki, Tommy Svensson, Thomas Eriksson, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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© 2015 IEEE. This paper studies the performance of the hybrid radio-frequency (RF) and free-space optical (FSO) links assuming perfect channel state information (CSI) at the receiver. Considering the cases with and without hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ), we derive closed-form expressions for the message decoding probabilities as well as the throughput and the outage probability of the RF- FSO setups. We also evaluate the effect of different channel conditions on the throughput and the outage probability. The results show the efficiency of the RF-FSO links in different conditions.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781479959525
StatePublished - Mar 28 2016

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