Full-duplex wireless powered IoT networks

Kang Kang*, Rong Ye, Zhenni Pan, Jiang Liu, Shigeru Shimamoto

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This paper studies the emerging wireless power transfer for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) network, where one hybrid access point (H-AP) with constant power supply communicates with a set of IoT devices. This H-AP is assumed to work in a full-duplex mode, which transmits/receives signals to/from these IoT devices simultaneously during the whole frame. The IoT devices are capable of harvesting energy from the received signals broadcast by the H-AP. And the harvested energy is used to support the uplink transmission. Since time-division multiple access is used in uplink transmission, one IoT device keeps harvesting energy till its own uplink time slot. The objective of this paper is to maximize the total surplus energy, which is defined as the gap between available energy and consumed energy for uplink transmissions, by exploiting the optimal time allocation scheme for each device. A distributed non-cooperative and a bargaining cooperative game-based algorithms are proposed to solve this problem. In addition, the well-known KKT condition approach is adopted as a comparison. The numerical results show that the bargaining cooperative algorithm outperforms the distributed non-cooperative algorithm (DNCA) and KKT algorithm (KKTA) in terms of total surplus energy and fairness index. The performance of DNCA is better than that of KKTA in terms of total surplus energy while KKTA is fairer than DNCA.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8471181
Pages (from-to)54546-54556
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Internet-of-Things
  • Wireless power transfer
  • fairness index
  • full-duplex
  • game theory
  • surplus energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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