Toward Efficient Integration of Information and Energy Reception

Sotiris A. Tegos, Panagiotis D. Diamantoulakis, Koralia N. Pappi, Paschalis C. Sofotasios, Sami Muhaidat, George K. Karagiannidis

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One of the major goals of emerging wireless systems is to prolong the lifetime of wireless communication devices. To this end, this contribution evaluates and optimizes the performance of simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT) with an integrated energy and information receiver, which has the advantage of low complexity and energy cost. A tractable expression for the achievable rate is first derived, which is subsequently used to quantify the achievable harvested energy-rate region for the two fundamental SWIPT protocols, namely, power-splitting (PS) and time-switching (TS). In this context, the joint harvested energy-rate outage probability is then defined and minimized for a point-to-point and multicasting system, determining the optimal PS and TS factors for both linear and nonlinear energy harvesting models. In addition, a TS-based broadcasting system is dynamically optimized by maximizing the energy harvested by all users under an achievable rate threshold for each user. The formulated optimization problem is, in fact, particularly challenging due to the non-convex form of the expression for the achievable rate. Yet, an effective solution is ultimately achieved by converting this problem into a convex one. Also, respective computer simulation results corroborate the effectiveness of the proposed framework. Overall, it is shown that the offered results provide meaningful theoretical and practical insights that will be useful in the design and efficient operation of wireless powered systems. Indicatively, unlike the trend in common separated receivers, a region has been identified, where TS outperforms PS.

Original languageBritish English
Article number8715381
Pages (from-to)6572-6585
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2019


  • integrated receiver
  • joint harvested energy-rate outage probability
  • power-splitting
  • Simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT)
  • time-switching


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