Colorado State University
Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in cooperative networks.
Degree: PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019, Colorado State University
In recent years, the capacity and charging speed of batteries have become the bottleneck of mobile communications systems. Energy harvesting (EH) is regarded as a promising technology to significantly extend the lifetime of battery-powered devices. Among many EH technologies, simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) proposes to harvest part of the energy carried by the wireless communication signals. In particular, SWIPT has been successfully applied to energy-constrained relays that are mainly or exclusively powered by the energy harvested from the received signals. These relays are known as EH relays, which attract significant attention in both the academia and the industry. In this research, we investigate the performance of SWIPT-based EH cooperative networks and the optimization problems therein. Due to hardware limitations, the energy harvesting circuit cannot decode the signal directly. Power splitting (PS) is a popular and effective solution to this problem. Therefore, we focus on PS based SWIPT in this research. First, different from existing work that employs time-switching (TS) based SWIPT, we propose to employ PS based SWIPT for a truly full-duplex (FD) EH relay network, where the information reception and transmission take place simultaneously at the relay all the time. This more thorough exploitation of the FD feature consequently leads to a significant capacity improvement compared with existing alternatives in the literature. Secondly, when multiple relays are available in the network, we explore the relay selection (RS) and network beamforming techniques in EH relay networks. Assuming orthogonal bandwidth allocation, both single relay selection (SRS) and general relay selection (GRS) without the limit on the number of cooperating relays are investigated and the corresponding RS methods are proposed. We will show that our proposed heuristic GRS methods outperform the SRS methods and achieve very similar performance compared with the optimal RS method achieved by exhaustive search but with dramatically reduced complexity. Under the shared bandwidth assumption, network beamforming among EH relays is investigated. We propose a joint PS factor optimization method based on semidefinite relaxation. Simulations show that network beamforming achieves the best performance among all other cooperative techniques. Finally, we study the problem of power allocation and PS factor optimization for SWIPT over doubly-selective wireless channels. In contrast to existing work in the literature, we take the channel variation in both time and frequency domains into consideration and jointly optimize the power allocation and the PS factors. The objective is to maximize the achievable data rate with constraints on the delivered energy in a time window. Since the problem is difficult to solve directly due to its nonconvexity, we proposed a two-step approach, named joint power allocation and splitting (JoPAS), to solve the problem along the time and frequency dimensions sequentially. Simulations show…
Advisors/Committee Members: Yang, Liuqing (advisor), Chong, Edwin K. P. (committee member), Luo, Jie (committee member), Wang, Haonan (committee member).
Subjects/Keywords: full-duplex; relay; SWIPT; network beamforming; Energy harvesting; relay selection
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APA (6th Edition):
Wang, D. (2019). Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in cooperative networks. (Doctoral Dissertation). Colorado State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10217/195265
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Wang, Dexin. “Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in cooperative networks.” 2019. Doctoral Dissertation, Colorado State University. Accessed July 20, 2019.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Wang, Dexin. “Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in cooperative networks.” 2019. Web. 20 Jul 2019.
Wang D. Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in cooperative networks. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Colorado State University; 2019. [cited 2019 Jul 20].
Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/195265.
Council of Science Editors:
Wang D. Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) in cooperative networks. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Colorado State University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/195265