Optimal Design of Dual-Hop VLC/RF Communication System With Energy Harvesting

Abstract
In this letter, we consider a dual-hop heterogeneous visible light communication (VLC)/radio frequency (RF) communication system to extend the coverage of VLC systems. Besides detecting the information over VLC link, the relay is able to harvest energy from the first-hop VLC link, by extracting the direct current component of the received optical signal, and uses the harvested energy to retransmit the data to a mobile terminal over the second-hop RF link. We investigate the optimal design of the hybrid system in terms of data rate maximization.

Citation
Rakia T, Yang H-C, Gebali F, Alouini M-S (2016) Optimal Design of Dual-Hop VLC/RF Communication System With Energy Harvesting. IEEE Communications Letters 20: 1979–1982. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2595561.

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
IEEE Communications Letters

DOI
10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2595561

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