Dual-Hop Full-Duplex DF Relay Channel with Parallel Hybrid RF/FSO Links

Michalis P. Ninos, Priyadarshi Mukherjee, Constantinos Psomas, Ioannis Krikidis
2021 Zenodo  
In this paper, we carry out a performance analysis of a full-duplex (FD) relaying system consisting of parallel hybrid radio frequency (RF)/free-space optical (FSO) communication links. The RF links are hampered by the residual self-interference (RSI), due to the FD relaying operation, along with the in-phase and quadrature-phase imbalance (IQI) effect, due to imperfections at the RF nodes' front-ends. The parallel FSO links, of the dual-hop configuration, are influenced by the joint effects of
more » ... atmospheric turbulence and pointing errors. The performance of the dual-hop FD system with parallel hybrid RF/FSO links, operating under a hard-switching scheme, is evaluated in terms of the outage probability. Analytical closed-form expressions are derived for both RF and FSO subsystems as well as for the overall dual-hop hybrid system. The presented numerical results show the significant performance gains obtained by the exploitation of parallel RF/FSO links in an FD relaying channel under various operating conditions. Finally, the derived analytical results are verified by Monte Carlo simulations.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.5521517 fatcat:g3roknykq5bihbzikvkm4cxh7i