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Performance Analysis of Wireless Mesh Backhauling Using Intelligent Reflecting Surface
  • Mohammad Ahmad Al-Jarrah ,
  • Arafat Al-Dweik ,
  • Emad Alsusa
Mohammad Ahmad Al-Jarrah
University of Manchester

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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.
Jun 2021Published in IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications volume 20 issue 6 on pages 3597-3610. 10.1109/TWC.2021.3052370