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Two-Way Communications via Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface

S Atapattu, R Fan, P Dharmawansa, G Wang, J Evans

Proceedings of the 2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) | IEEE | Published : 2020

Abstract

The novel reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) is an emerging technology which facilitates high spectrum and energy efficiencies in Beyond 5G and 6G wireless communication applications. Against this backdrop, this paper investigates two-way communications via reconfigurable intelligent surfaces (RISs) where two users communicate through a common RIS. We assume that uplink and downlink communication channels between two users and the RIS can be reciprocal. We first obtain the optimal phase adjustment at the RIS. We then derive the exact outage probability and the average throughput in closed-forms for single-element RIS. To evaluate multiple-element RIS, we first introduce a gamma approxi..

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