Information-Theoretic Analysis of an Energy Harvesting Communication System

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Information-Theoretic Analysis of an Energy Harvesting Communication System
—In energy harvesting communication systems, an exogenous recharge process supplies energy for the data transmission and arriving energy can be buffered in a battery before consumption. Transmission is interrupted if there is not sufficient energy. We address communication with such random energy arrivals in an information-theoretic setting. Based on the classical additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel model, we study the coding problem with random energy arrivals at the transmitter. We show that the capacity of the AWGN channel with stochastic energy arrivals is equal to the capacity with an average power constraint equal to the average recharge rate. We provide two different capacity achieving schemes: save-andtransmit and best-effort-transmit. Next, we consider the case where energy arrivals have time-varying average in a larger time scale. We derive the optimal offline power allocation for maximum average throughput and provide an algorithm that finds the optimal power a...
Omur Ozel, Sennur Ulukus
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Updated 24 Jan 2011
Type Journal
Year 2010
Where CORR
Authors Omur Ozel, Sennur Ulukus
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