Hybrid free space optical (FSO)/ radio frequency (RF) systems have emerged as a promising solution for high data rate wireless back haul.We present and analyze a switching based transmission scheme for hybrid FSO/RF system. Specifically, either FSO or RF link will be active at a certain time instance, with FSO link enjoying a higher priority. Analytical expressions have been obtained for the outage probability, average bit error rate and ergodic capacity for the resulting system. Numerical examples are presented to compare the performance of the hybrid scheme with FSO only scenario.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2014 IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2014-Fall)|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)|
|ISBN (Print)||9781479944491; 9781479944491|
|State||Published - Sep 2014|