Relay selection schemes in threshold DF cooperative systems with wireless power transfer

Jin Yao, Jia Ye, Gaofeng Pan, Yiyuan Xie, Quanyuan Feng

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In this work, a dual-hop cooperative wireless energy harvesting system, in which there are a Source-Destination (S−D) pair and several relay candidates is considered. all relay candidates adopt threshold decode-and-forward (DF) relaying scheme to decide whether to aid S−D pair information transmission or not. We assumed that these relay candidates and S are all equipped with single receiving antenna while D is equipped multiple receiving antenna and adopts generalized selection combining scheme to achieve receiving diversity gain. We also consider that relay candidates and S can harvest energy from D with finite energy storage capacity under time switching scheme. Three kinds of best relay selection (RS) schemes based threshold (TH) DF relay scheme, that is, the TH optimal source-relay link, the TH optimal relay-destination link, and the TH optimal source-relay-destination link, are proposed and studied. Closed-form analytical expressions for the outage probability over the three proposed RS schemes are derived and verified by Monte-Carol simulations.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the Franklin Institute
StatePublished - Apr 16 2020

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This research was supported by the Science and Technology Research Program of Chongqing Municipal Education Commission under Grant No.KJQN201803304, and also in part by Key Project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61531016, and the Sichuan Provincial Science and Technology Important Projects under Grant 2018GZ0139.


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