On the Design of Backscatter Communications With Retransmissions

Zhongyuan Zhao, Yifan Cai, Wei Hong, Jiamo Jiang, Mugen Peng, Tony Q.S. Quek

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To support massive connections of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, backscatter communication has been proposed as a promising technique. However, its transmission reliability cannot be guaranteed due to the lack of error protection. To solve this problem, the optimization design of backscatter communications with retransmissions is studied in this letter. First, its analytical error performance is derived based on finite blocklength data rate theory. Second, the resource allocation and the retransmission strategy are jointly optimized to improve transmission reliability with low costs. Finally, the simulation results are provided to verify the performance gains of our proposed scheme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2555-2559
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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