Age of Information in an URLLC-enabled Decode-and-Forward Wireless Communication System
preprintposted on 2021-02-21, 14:48 authored by chathuranga basnayakachathuranga basnayaka
Age of Information (AoI) measures the freshness of data in mission critical Internet-of-Things (IoT) applications i.e., industrial internet, intelligent transportation systems etc. In this paper, a new system model is proposed to estimate the average AoI (AAoI) in an ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) enabled wireless communication system with decodeand- forward relay scheme over the quasi-static Rayleigh block fading channels. Short packet communication scheme is used to meet both reliability and latency requirements of the proposed wireless network. By resorting finite block length information theory, queuing theory and stochastic processes, a closed-form expression for AAoI is obtained. Finally, the impact of the system parameters, such as update generation rate, block length and block length allocation factor on the AAoI are investigated. All results are validated by the numerical results.