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Performance Analysis of Wireless Mesh Backhauling Using Intelligent Reflecting Surface

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posted on 2020-06-24, 14:37 authored by MOHAMMAD AHMAD Al-JarrahMOHAMMAD AHMAD Al-Jarrah, Arafat Al-DweikArafat Al-Dweik, Emad Alsusa
This paper considers the deployment of intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) technology for
wireless multi-hop backhauling of multiple basestations (BSs) connected in a mesh topology. The
performance of the proposed architecture is evaluated in terms of outage and symbol error
probability in Rician fading channels, where closed-form expressions are derived and demonstrated
to be accurate for several cases of interest. The analytical results corroborated by simulation, show
that the IRS-mesh backhauling architecture has several desired features that can be exploited to
overcome some of the backhauling challenges, particularly the severe attenuation at high frequencies.


This work was supported in part by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant agreementNo. 812991.


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