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DataAge: Age of Information in SWIPT-Driven Short Packet IoT Wireless Communications
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  • Chathuranga Basnayaka,
  • Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody,
  • Tharindu D. Ponnimbaduge Perera,
  • Marko Beko
Chathuranga Basnayaka

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Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody
Tharindu D. Ponnimbaduge Perera
Marko Beko


Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) enabled wireless cooperative communication system is an emerging technology for future wireless communication applications. Furthermore, the Internet of Things (IoT) serves a diverse range of purposes, some of which are mission-critical and require constantly evolving real-time data. Thus, the information received at the destination must be updated timely manner to ensure its freshness. A performance metric named age of information (AoI) has been introduced to measure the freshness of received information. This study estimates the AoI of a SWIPT assisted decode and forward two-way relay assisted status update system in which two sources attempt to exchange status updates as quickly as possible to the destination. The relay system employs short packet communication to adhere to the latency and reliability requirements of the wireless communication system. We study the average Age of Information (AAoI) at the destination in the proposed relay network and derive approximations for the weighted sum AAoI under two different types of transmission scheduling policies at the relay: transmit without waiting (TWW) and wait until charged (WUC). Furthermore, the effects of transmission power, packet size, the distance between relay and sources and block-length on the weighted sum AAoI of the proposed SWIPT assisted short packet relay network are extensively investigated. The performance differences of the considered transmission policies are compared and insights are provided. Numerical simulations using the Monte Carlo method have been employed to validate derived analytical expressions.
24 Apr 2024Submitted to TechRxiv
29 Apr 2024Published in TechRxiv