In order to support the massive number of resource-constrained Internet of Things (IoT) devices and machine-type devices, it is crucial to design future beyond 5G/6G wireless networks in an energy-efficient manner. To this end, this letter proposes a novel two-hop hybrid backscatter-and-relaying scheme to facilitate simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) considering both the Time-Switching (TS) and Power-Splitting (PS) receiver architectures, while dynamically modelling the involved dual-hop time-period (TP) metric. An optimization problem is formulated for the joint optimization of throughput, harvested energy, and transmit power of a SWIPT-enabled system with the proposed hybrid scheme, and is solved using a nonlinear optimizer. Our numerical results in terms of weighted utility function show the superior performance of proposed hybrid scheme over backscatter-only and relay-only schemes, while also depicting their individual performance benefits over the corresponding benchmark SWIPT systems designed with the fixed-TP.
ORCID of Submitting Authorhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1359-2688
Submitting Author's InstitutionInterdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT), University of Luxembourg
Submitting Author's CountryLuxembourg