Throughput analysis of point-to-multi-point hybric FSO/RF network

Tamer Rakia, Fayez Gebali, Hong Chuan Yang, Mohamed Slim Alouini

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This paper presents and analyzes a point-to-multi-point (P2MP) network that uses a number of free-space optical (FSO) links for data transmission from the central node to the different remote nodes. A common backup radio-frequency (RF) link is used by the central node for data transmission to any remote node in case of the failure of any one of FSO links. We develop a cross-layer Markov chain model to study the throughput from central node to a tagged remote node. Numerical examples are presented to compare the performance of the proposed P2MP hybrid FSO/RF network with that of a P2MP FSO-only network and show that the P2MP Hybrid FSO/RF network achieves considerable performance improvement over the P2MP FSO-only network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017
EditorsMerouane Debbah, David Gesbert, Abdelhamid Mellouk
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467389990
StatePublished - Jul 28 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: May 21 2017May 25 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607


Conference2017 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2017


  • Gamma-Gamma atmospheric turbulence
  • Hybrid FSO/RF
  • Nakagami-m fading model
  • P2MP network
  • Queuing system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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