On the performance of mixed RF/FSO variable gain dual-hop transmission systems with pointing errors

Imran Shafique Ansari, Ferkan Yilmaz, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Abstract

In this work, the performance analysis of a dualhop relay transmission system composed of asymmetric radiofrequency (RF) and unified free-space optical (FSO) links subject to pointing errors is presented. These unified FSO links account for both types of detection techniques (i.e. indirect modulation/ direct detection (IM/DD) as well as heterodyne detection). More specifically, we derive new exact closed-form expressions for the cumulative distribution function, probability density function, moment generating function, and moments of the end-to-end signal-to-noise ratio of these systems in terms of the Meijer's G function. We then capitalize on these results to offer new exact closed-form expressions for the outage probability, higherorder amount of fading, average error rate for binary and Mary modulation schemes, and ergodic capacity, all in terms of Meijer's G functions. All our new analytical results are verified via computer-based Monte-Carlo simulations. Copyright © 2013 by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Inc.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 78th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Fall)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781467361873
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2013

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