Time Switching Protocol for Multi-Antenna SWIPT Systems

Seowoo Kang, Hoon Lee, Sangwon Hwang, Inkyu Lee

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In this paper, we investigate simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) where a multi-antenna transmitter conveys information and energy simultaneously to a multi-antenna receiver equipped with time switching (TS) circuits for an energy harvesting (EH) mode and an information decoding (ID) mode. In contrast with conventional uniform TS (UTS) structure where all the receive antennas at the receiver apply a single TS circuit, to improve the SWIPT performance, we suggest a general dynamic TS (DTS) receiver architecture which consists of an individual TS circuit for each antenna. We aim to analyze the achievable rate-energy (R-E) tradeoff of the DTS system by jointly optimizing the covariance matrices at the transmitter and the time durations for the EH and the ID modes of the receive antennas. To determine the boundary points of the R-E region, we suggest the globally optimal algorithm for the rate maximization problem via convex optimization techniques. Numerical examples verify the efficacy of the proposed DTS over conventional UTS methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728131061
Publication statusPublished - 2020 May
Event2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2020 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2020 May 252020 May 28

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC
ISSN (Print)1525-3511


Conference2020 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2020
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of

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.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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