Energy-Efficient Power Allocation of Two-Hop Cooperative Systems with Imperfect Channel Estimation

Osama Amin, Ebrahim Bedeer Mohamed, Mohamed Hossam Ahmed, Octavia A. Dobre, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Recently, much attention has been paid to the green design of wireless communication systems using energy efficiency (EE) metrics that should capture all energy consumption sources to deliver the required data. In this paper, we formulate an accurate EE metric for cooperative two-hop systems that use the amplify-and-forward relaying scheme. Different from the existing research that assumes the availability of perfect channel state information (CSI) at the communication cooperative nodes, we assume a practical scenario, where training pilots are used to estimate the channels. The estimated CSI can be used to adapt the available resources of the proposed system in order to maximize the EE. Two estimation strategies are assumed namely disintegrated channel estimation, which assumes the availability of channel estimator at the relay, and cascaded channel estimation, where the relay is not equipped with channel estimator and only forwards the received pilot(s) in order to let the destination estimate the cooperative link. The channel estimation cost is reflected on the EE metric by including the estimation error in the signal-to-noise term and considering the energy consumption during the estimation phase. Based on the formulated EE metric, we propose an energy-aware power allocation algorithm to maximize the EE of the cooperative system with channel estimation. Furthermore, we study the impact of the estimation parameters on the optimized EE performance via simulation examples.
Original languageEnglish
Journal2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW)
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 14 Sept 2015
Event2015 IEEE International Conference on Communication Workshop (ICCW) - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Jun 201512 Jun 2015


  • channel estimation
  • relays
  • cooperative systems
  • estimation
  • resource management


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