Active Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface Enhanced Internet of Medical Things

Cheng Yin, Zhengyu Zhu, Jiaxue Li, Peijia Liu, Zheng Chu, Jing Liang, Hehao Niu, De Mi

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The incredible potentiality of reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) in addressing power supply and obstacle environment of Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) has been capturing our interest. Considering the nettlesome “double-fading” effect introduced by passive RIS, we investigate an active RIS-enhanced IoMT system in this paper, where the wireless power transfer (WPT) from power station (PS) to IoMT devices and the wireless information transfer (WIT) from IoMT devices to the access point (AP) are both implemented with the assistance of active RIS. Aiming to maximize the sum throughput of the considered IoMT system, a joint design of time schedules and reflecting coefficient matrices of the active RIS is proposed. Trapped by the non-convex and obstinate optimization problem, we explore the semi-definite programming (SDP) relaxation and successive convex approximation (SCA) techniques based on alternating optimization (AO) algorithm. Simulation results verify our solution approach to the intractable optimization problem and showcase the boosted spectrum and energy efficiency of the active RIS-enhanced IoMT system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3831-3840
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 21 Dec 2023


  • Active reconfigurable intelligent surface,
  • alternating optimization
  • IoMT
  • wireless power transfer
  • wireless information transfer


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