Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
Under the impact of co-channel interference (CCI) at two source nodes and the relay, we investigate the performance of dual-hop amplify-and-forward (AF) relaying networks. In terms of energy harvesting, the power-constrained relay first scavenges energy from the received signal and CCI signals then amplifies them and forwards them to the destination. In particular, we provide closed-form expressions for outage probability and bit error ratio (BER) to easily analyse the system performance. In this paper, the impact of distinct interference power level and the number of CCIs are derived. Monte Carlo simulations are used to provide expressions related to outage probability performance. It is confirmed that energy efficiency at the relay can be enhanced due to several advantages of CCI signals which can also prolong the life expectancy of relaying systems.