Nikolaos I. Miridakis

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Power control is an important research topic for ad-hoc Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs). In today's sophisticated and competitive wireless environment, the control of the energy consumption in a WSN for homecare e-health makes it possible to guarantee basic levels of system performance, such as connectivity, throughput, delay, QoS and survivability in the(More)
—A multiuser dual-hop relaying system over mixed radio frequency/free-space optical (RF/FSO) links is investigated. Specifically, the system consists of m single-antenna sources, a relay node equipped with n ≥ m receive antennas and a single photo-aperture transmitter, and one destination equipped with a single photo-detector. RF links are used for the(More)
—The performance of the V-BLAST approach, which utilizes successive interference cancellation (SIC) with optimal ordering, over independent Nakagami-m fading channels is studied. Systems with two transmit and n receive antennas are employed whereas the potential erroneous decision of SIC is also considered. In particular, tight closed-form bound expressions(More)
Sensor grid deployments integrate wireless sensor networks (WSNs) and Grid Computing (GC) into a merged platform. A middleware architecture is a prerequisite for sensor grids in order to bridge the two heterogeneous technologies and efficiently support aggregated grid services available to a large number of grid users. On the other hand, the energy(More)
Energy efficiency has become an encouragement, and more than this, a requisite for the design of next-generation wireless communications standards. In current work, a dual-hop cognitive (secondary) relaying system is considered, incorporating multiple amplify-and-forward relays, a rather cost-effective solution. First, the secondary relays sense the(More)
The performance of equal gain combining reception at free-space optical communication systems is analytically studied and evaluated. We consider the case when the total received signal undergoes independent and not necessarily identically distributed channel fading, modeled by the versatile mixture-Gamma distribution. Also, the misalignment-induced fading(More)