Performance evaluation of multi-hop relaying over non-gaussian PLC channels

RABIE, Khaled M, ADEBISI, Bamidele, GACANIN, Haris, NAURYZBAYEV, Galymzhan and IKPEHAI, Augustine (2017). Performance evaluation of multi-hop relaying over non-gaussian PLC channels. Journal of communications and networks, 19 (5), 531-538.

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    Relaying over power line communication (PLC) channels can considerably enhance the performance and reliability of PLC systems. This paper is dedicated to study and analyze the energy efficiency of multi-hop cooperative relaying PLC systems. Incremental decode-and-forward (IDF) relying is exploited to reduce the transmit power consumption. The PLC channel is assumed to experience log-normal fading with impulsive noise. The performances of single-hop and conventional DF relaying systems are also analyzed in terms of outage probability and energy efficiency for which analytical expressions are derived. Results show that using more relays can improve the outage probability performance; however, this is achieved at the expense of increased power consumption due to the increased static power of the relays, especially when the total source-to-destination distance is relatively small. Results also demonstrate that the IDF PLC system has better energy efficiency performance compared to the other schemes.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Decode-and-forward (DF); energy efficiency; impulsive noise; incremental DF; log-normal fading; multi-hop relaying; outage probability; power line communication (PLC); 1005 Communications Technologies; 0805 Distributed Computing; Networking & Telecommunications
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    Page Range: 531-538
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2019 09:43
    Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 11:19

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