Power-Efficient and Secure WPCNs With Hardware Impairments and Non-Linear EH Circuit

Boshkovska E, Wing Kwan Ng D, Dai L, Schober R (2017)

Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2017


Book Volume: 66

Pages Range: 2642 - 2657

Journal Issue: 6

DOI: 10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2783628


In this paper, we design a robust resource allocation algorithm for a wireless-powered communication network (WPCN) taking into account residual hardware impairments (HWIs) at the transceivers, the imperfectness of the channel state information, and the non-linearity of practical radio frequency energy harvesting circuits. In order to ensure power-efficient secure communication, physical layer security techniques are exploited to deliberately degrade the channel quality of a multiple-antenna eavesdropper. The resource allocation algorithm design is formulated as a non-convex optimization problem for minimization of the total power consumption in the network, while guaranteeing the quality of service of the information receivers in terms of secrecy rate. The globally optimal solution of the optimization problem is obtained via a 2-D search and semidefinite programming relaxation. To strike a balance between computational complexity and system performance, a low-complexity iterative suboptimal resource allocation algorithm is also proposed. Numerical results demonstrate that both the proposed optimal and suboptimal schemes can significantly reduce the total system power consumption required for guaranteeing secure communication, and unveil the impact of HWIs on the system performance: 1) residual HWIs create a system performance bottleneck in WPCN in the high transmit/receive power regimes; 2) increasing the number of transmit antennas can effectively reduce the power consumption of wireless power transfer and alleviate the performance degradation due to residual HWIs; and 3) imperfect CSI exacerbates the impact of residual HWIs, which increases the power consumption of both wireless power and wireless information transfer.

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Boshkovska, E., Wing Kwan Ng, D., Dai, L., & Schober, R. (2017). Power-Efficient and Secure WPCNs With Hardware Impairments and Non-Linear EH Circuit. IEEE Transactions on Communications, 66(6), 2642 - 2657. https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2783628


Boshkovska, Elena, et al. "Power-Efficient and Secure WPCNs With Hardware Impairments and Non-Linear EH Circuit." IEEE Transactions on Communications 66.6 (2017): 2642 - 2657.

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