New research work on the impact of power amplifier nonlinearities on SWIPT performance.
Title: Wireless Powered Mobile Edge Computing: Offloading Or Local Computation?
Published: IEEE Communications Letters
View the full letter here.
In this letter, we study the impact of nonlinear high power amplifier (HPA) on simultaneous wireless information and power transfer (SWIPT), for a point-to-point multiple-input multiple-output communication system. We derive the rate-energy (RE) region by taking into account the HPA nonlinearities and its associated memory effects. We show that HPA significantly degrades the achievable RE region, and a predistortion technique is investigated for compensation. The performance of the proposed predistortion scheme is evaluated in terms of RE region enhancement. Numerical results demonstrate that approximately 24% improvement is obtained for both power-splitting and time-splitting SWIPT architectures.