Exploiting the relays' backup RF antennas for enhanced FSO cooperative communications.

This paper investigates a novel method for boosting the performance of parallel-relaying decode-and-forward (DF) cooperative free space optical (FSO) networks. The proposed solution takes advantage from the presence of the radio frequency (RF) links that are often established to backup the FSO links in practical systems. In this context, the low speed RF… CONTINUE READING