Multi-antenna SWIPT systems with joint time switching

Hoon Lee, Kyoung Jae Lee, Hanjin Kim, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we investigate simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) where a multi- antenna transmitter sends data and energy to single antenna receivers with a time switching (TS) circuit. In this system, a general joint TS protocol is introduced which includes conventional TS schemes as special cases. We aim to analyze the achievable rate region of the joint TS under energy harvesting constraint at the receivers by jointly optimizing the TS ratios and the transmit covariance matrices. To tackle non-convex rate region characterization problems, we first decouple the original problems into several subproblems with fixed auxiliary variables. Then, the globally optimal TS ratios and the transmit covariance matrices are computed via convex optimization techniques. Numerical examples verify the efficacy of the proposed joint TS over conventional methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781538631805
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jul 27
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018 - Kansas City, United States
Duration: 2018 May 202018 May 24

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Other2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityKansas City

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation through the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning (MSIP), Korean Government under Grant 2017R1A2B3012316. The work of K.-J. Lee was supported by Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) grant funded by the Korea government (MOTIE) (No.10079984, Development of non-binding multimodal wireless power transfer technology for wearable device).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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