On joint energy and information transfer in relay networks with an imperfect power amplifier
Paper in proceedings, 2016

This paper investigates the outage probability and the throughput of relay networks with joint information and energy transfer where the relay harvests energy from transmitted radio-frequency (RF) signal of the source. Considering different power consumption models, we derive the outage probability of the systems for both adaptive and non-adaptive power allocations at the relay. With a total energy consumption constraint at the source, we provide closed-form expressions for the optimal time sharing and power allocation between the source energy and information transfer signals. The analytical and simulation results demonstrate the efficiency of joint energy and information transfer systems in different conditions

Adaptive power allocation

Total energy consumption

Relay control systems

Power consumption model

Energy and information

Outage probability

Radio communication

Power amplifiers

Closed-form expression

Power allocations

Radiofrequency signals

Energy transfer

Energy utilization


Mahdi R. Haghifam

Sharif University of Technology

Behrooz Makki

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

Masoumeh Nasiri-Kenari

Sharif University of Technology

Tommy Svensson

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

27th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2016; Valencia; Spain; 4-8 September, 2016

Art no 7794872- 7794872

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories


Communication Systems

Signal Processing





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