Journal article

Throughput Maximization for Multi-Hop Decode-and-Forward Relay Network With Wireless Energy Harvesting

Rongfei Fan, Saman Atapattu, Wen Chen, Yihao Zhang, Jamie Evans

IEEE ACCESS | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

In this paper, we consider multi-hop wireless networks with decode-and-forward relays. Intermediate relays have no fixed power supplies and thus need to replenish energy via wireless energy harvesting from the source signal. The technique of simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) is utilized between every two adjacent nodes to transport both information and energy. Three general protocols of SWIPT are considered: power-splitting (PS), time-switching (TS), and hybrid which is a combination of PS and TS protocols. For each protocol, we formulate optimization problems to decide optimal PS and TS ratios so as to maximize end-to-end throughput under two schemes. Scheme 1 all..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Australian Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61601025, Grant 61771054, Grant 61421001, and Grant 61501028, in part by the Australian Research Council through the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award under Grant DE160100020, and in part by the Program of China Scholarship Council.