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Exploiting the relays’ backup RF antennas for enhanced FSO cooperative communications

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dc.contributor.author Abou-Rjeily, Chadi
dc.contributor.author Hamad, Mustapha
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-26T13:01:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-26T13:01:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1094-4087 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/9796
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates a novel method for boosting the performance of parallel-relaying decode-and-forward (DF) cooperative free space optical (FSO) networks. The proposed solution takes advantage from the presence of the radio frequency (RF) links that are often established to backup the FSO links in practical systems. In this context, the low speed RF links are used for carrying the information packets that have not been delivered along the direct FSO link for the sake of sharing these packets among the relays in a simple and efficient manner. This packet sharing enhances the chances for correct detection at the relays thus increasing the number of relays that will participate in the relay-destination transmission phase. An exact outage probability analysis is carried out in the case of gamma-gamma FSO fading channels with pointing errors and of Rician/Rayleigh RF fading channels. At a second time, the cut-set method is applied for deriving a simple and tractable upper-bound that is useful for evaluating the asymptotic performance and diversity gain. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Exploiting the relays’ backup RF antennas for enhanced FSO cooperative 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 Optics Express en_US
dc.journal.volume 25 en_US
dc.journal.issue 13 en_US
dc.article.pages 14545-14557 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.014545 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Abou-Rjeily, C., & Hamad, M. (2017). Exploiting the relays’ backup RF antennas for enhanced FSO cooperative communications. Optics Express, 25(13), 14545-14557. 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://www.osapublishing.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-25-13-14545 en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2255-1842 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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