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Buffer-aided relaying protocols for cooperative FSO communications

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dc.contributor.author Abou-Rjeily, Chadi
dc.contributor.author Fawaz, Wissam en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-26T12:35:15Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-26T12:35:15Z
dc.date.copyright 2018 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1558-2248 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/9794
dc.description.abstract In this paper, we consider the problem of relay-assisted free space optical (FSO) communications in the case where the relays are equipped with buffers of finite size. The high directivity of the FSO links clearly distinguishes cooperative FSO networks from their radio frequency (RF) counterparts thus motivating the design of FSO-specific buffer-aided (BA) cooperative protocols. We propose three novel decode-and-forward relaying protocols that are adapted to the nature of FSO transmissions and are capable of achieving different levels of tradeoff between outage probability, average packet delay and system complexity: 1) the BA selective relaying protocol that can be implemented in the presence of channel state information (CSI) and that outperforms the RF max-link protocol with a reduced delay; 2) the BA all-active relaying protocol that can be implemented in the absence of CSI and constitutes the simplest protocol with the best delay performance at the expense of a degraded outage performance; and 3) the BA load-balanced selective protocol where supplementary FSO communications are triggered along the inter-relay links for a more balanced distribution of the packets among the buffers. While the last protocol incurs the highest signaling complexity, it results in significant performance gains with a delay that is comparable to that of the BA selective protocol. A Markov chain analysis is adopted for evaluating the system outage probability and the average packet delay where the corresponding state transition matrices are derived in the cases of both symmetrical and asymmetrical networks. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Buffer-aided relaying protocols for cooperative FSO communications en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOE en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200701131 en_US
dc.author.department Electrical And Computer Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications en_US
dc.journal.volume 16 en_US
dc.journal.issue 12 en_US
dc.article.pages 8205-8219 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1109/TWC.2017.2759107 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Abou-Rjeily, C., & Fawaz, W. (2017). Buffer-Aided Relaying Protocols for Cooperative FSO Communications. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 16(12), 8205-8219. en_US
dc.author.email chadi.abourjeily@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8060552 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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