Gu, B., Li, D., Xu, Y., Li, C., & Sun, S. (2022). Many a Little Makes a Mickle: Probing Backscattering Energy Recycling for Backscatter Communications. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1109/tvt.2022.3205888
In this paper, we investigate and analyze full-duplex-based backscatter communications (BackComs) with multiple backscatter devices (BDs). Different from previous works where only the energy from the energy source is harvested, BDs are also allowed to harvest energy from previous BDs by recycling the backscattering energy. Our objective is to maximize the total energy efficiency (EE) of the system via joint time scheduling, beamforming design, and reflection coefficient (RC) adjustment while satisfying the constraints on the transmission time, the transmit power, the circuit energy consumption (EC) and the achievable throughput for each BD by taking the causality and the non-linearity of energy harvesting (EH) into account. To deal with this intractable non-convex problem, we reformulate the problem by utilizing the Dinkelbach's method. Subsequently, an alternative iterative algorithm is designed to solve it. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm achieves a much better EE than the benchmark algorithms.
This research is supported by core funding from: I2R
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