On the Performance of RF-FSO Links with and without Hybrid ARQ
Journal article, 2016

This paper studies the performance of hybrid radio frequency (RF) and free-space optical (FSO) links assuming perfect channel state information (CSI) at the receiver. Considering the cases with and without hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ), we derive closed-form expressions for the message decoding probabilities as well as the throughput and the outage probability of the RF-FSO setups. We also evaluate the effect of adaptive power allocation and different channel conditions on the throughput and the outage probability. The results show the efficiency of the RF-FSO links in different conditions.

outage probability

hybrid links

free-space optical (FSO) communication

hybrid automatic repeat request

millimeter wave radio frequency communication

throughput

Adaptive power allocation

Author

Behrooz Makki

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Tommy Svensson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Thomas Eriksson

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Communication Systems

Mohamed-Slim Alouini

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications

1536-1276 (ISSN)

Vol. 15 7 4928-4943 7445896

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Communication Systems

DOI

10.1109/TWC.2016.2549537

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