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Non-Linear Energy Harvesting in RIS-assisted URLLC Networks for Industry Automation

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posted on 30.07.2021, 00:34 by Shivani Dhok, Prasanna Raut, Prabhat Kumar Sharma, Keshav SinghKeshav Singh, Chih-Peng Li
A reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS)-assisted wireless communication system with non-linear energy harvesting (EH) and ultra-reliable low-latency constraints is considered for its possible applications in industrial automation. A distant data-center (DC) communicates with the multiple destination machines with the help of a full-duplex (FD) server machine (SM) and RIS. Assuming the deficiency of enough transmission power at the FD-SM, the SM is considered in the near vicinity of the destinations in the industry to forward the data received from the distant DC. The reception at SM is assisted by the RIS and a non-linear hybrid power-time splitting (PTS) based EH receiver architecture is adopted to extend the lifespan of SM, thus increasing network lifetime. The scheduling of multiple destinations is done by SM based on the considered selection criteria namely, random (RND) scheduling, absolute (ABS) channel-power-based (CPB) scheduling and normalized (NRM) CPB scheduling. The end-to-end performance of the considered FD RIS-assisted network is analyzed, and the expressions for the block error rate (BLER) for all scheduling schemes are derived. Moreover, the effects of number of RIS elements, packet size, channel uses on the system performance are analyzed for the considered ultra-reliable and low-latency communication (URLLC) network. The scheduling fairness of all the scheduling schemes is also analyzed to study the performance-fairness trade-off. The derived analytical results are verified through Monte-Carlo simulations.


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