Optimal Design of Dual-Hop VLC/RF Communication System With Energy Harvesting

  title={Optimal Design of Dual-Hop VLC/RF Communication System With Energy Harvesting},
  author={Tamer Rakia and Hong-Chuan Yang and Fayez Gebali and Mohamed-Slim Alouini},
  journal={IEEE Communications Letters},
In this letter, we consider a dual-hop heterogeneous visible light communication (VLC)/radio frequency (RF) communication system to extend the coverage of VLC systems. Besides detecting the information over VLC link, the relay is able to harvest energy from the first-hop VLC link, by extracting the direct current component of the received optical signal, and uses the harvested energy to retransmit the data to a mobile terminal over the second-hop RF link. We investigate the optimal design of… CONTINUE READING
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