I/Q Imbalance in Two-Way AF Relaying: Power Allocation and Performance Analysis
Paper in proceedings, 2014
We investigate the performance of dual-hop two-way amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying in the presence of in-phase and quadrature-phase imbalance (IQI) at the relay node. In particular, the effective signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) at both sources is derived. These SINRs are used to design an instantaneous power allocation scheme, which maximizes the minimum SINR of the two sources under a total transmit power constraint. The solution to this optimization problem is analytically determined and used to analytically investigate the outage probability (OP) of the considered two-way AF relaying system. Both analytical and numerical results show that IQI can create fundamental performance limits on relaying systems, which cannot be avoided by simply improving the channel conditions.