This paper studies the performance of two-way multiuser mixed radio frequency/free space optical (RF/FSO) relay networks with opportunistic user scheduling and asymmetric fading channels. The considered system consists of multiple users communicating with a destination node through a decode-and forward (DF) relay in a two-way fashion. The links between the users and relay are assumed to be Rayleigh distributed RF channels, while the link between the relay and destination is Gamma-Gamma fading FSO channel. First, exact closed-form and asymptotic (high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)) expressions are derived for the outage probability. Then, the asymptotic results are used to conduct a power optimization algorithm where exact expressions for the optimal transmission powers are provided. Additionally, performance comparisons between the considered two-way relaying (TWR) and one-way relaying (OWR) schemes under different network parameters are provided and discussed. The results show that the opportunistic user scheduling in TWR networks does not affect the network diversity order, but it enhances the system coding gain. Additionally, it is found that severe pointing error may result in a total service blockage. Additionally, the proposed power allocation scheme is found to enhance the network outage performance significantly compared to the scheme of equal power allocation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jun 11 2018|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was funded by the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation (Maarifah)-King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology-through the Science and Technology Unit at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), KSA, under grant number 15-ELE4157-04. The work was also supported by the Deanship of Scientific Research in KFUPM through grant number IN161023. The authors would like also to acknowledge the KFUPM-KAUST research initiative resulted from this research work.