Joint Beamforming and Time Duration Optimization for Battery-Free-Multi-Antenna-Relay-Assisted WPCN

Fan Yang, Wenjun Xu*, Chia-Han Lee, Zhiyong Feng, Jiaru Lin

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Abstract

This paper studies an energy beamforming and time duration joint optimization problem for maximizing the sum-rate of a battery-free-multi-antenna-relay-assisted wireless powered communication network (WPCN). The considered problem is non-convex due to the strongly coupled optimization variables. By introducing new optimization variables and reformulating the problem into a convex problem, the optimal solution is obtained based on convex optimization methods. Furthermore, an alternate iteration algorithm is proposed by decoupling the problem into two subproblems, and a semi-closed form solution of the optimal energy beamforming matrix is derived with given time allocation. Simulation results indicate that the proposed battery-free multi- antenna relay architecture can deliver a significant sum-rate gain for the WPCN. In addition, the proposed suboptimal algorithm only has 5% sum-rate loss compared to the optimal solution.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538647271
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 Dec 201813 Dec 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2018
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period9/12/1813/12/18

Keywords

  • Terms?WPCN
  • battery-free multi-antenna.
  • energy beamforming
  • multi-antenna relay
  • time duration allocation

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