Wireless information and power transfer in MIMO virtual full-duplex relaying system

Igbafe Orikumhi, Chee Yen Leow, Zhiguo Ding

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Interrelay interference (IRI) is known to degrade the performance of virtual full-duplex (FD) relaying schemes. Although interference avoidance and cancelation strategies have been proposed in the existing literature, most studies reflect the traditional information theoretical viewpoint of interference as a degrading factor on information decoding (ID). However, from energy harvesting (EH) perspective, the IRI could be beneficial. This motivates the study of simultaneous wireless information and power transferin decode-and-forward multiple input multiple output virtual FD relaying system, where the IRI serves as an additional source of energy to the relay. To manage the degrading effect of the IRI on the IDreceiver, transmit antenna selectionisproposed at the relay. In addition, precoding matrices that optimize the ID and EH receivers are jointly designed. The simulated results show that although IRI could be a degrading factor from the information viewpoint, it can be properly managed and exploited for EH at the relay while maintaining the end-to-end data rate. In addition, the results show that the end-to-end information rate and harvested energy can be simultaneously achieved using the proposed precoders.

Original languageBritish English
Article number7959205
Pages (from-to)11001-11010
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number12
StatePublished - 25 Jun 2017


  • Decode and forward
  • Energy harvesting
  • Inter-relay interference
  • MIMO
  • Virtual full-duplex relaying


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