Transmit power optimization for green multihop relaying over Nakagami-m fading channels

Itsikiantsoa Randrianantenaina, Mustapha Benjillali, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this paper, we investigate the optimal transmit power strategy to maximize the energy efficiency of a multihop relaying network. Considering the communication between a source and a destination through multiple Amplify-and-Forward relays, we first give the expression of the total instantaneous system energy consumption. Then, we define the energy efficiency in our context and obtain its expression in closed-form when the communication is over Nakagami-m fading channels. The analysis yields to the derivation of a global transmit power strategy where each individual node is contributing to the end-to-end overall energy efficiency. Numercial results are presented to illustrate the analysis. Comparison with Monte Carlo simulation results confirms the accuracy of our derivations, and assesses the gains of the proposed power optimization strategy. © 2014 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFourth International Conference on Communications and Networking, ComNet-2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781479937615
StatePublished - Mar 2014


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