This letter studies the outage performance of multihop cognitive relay networks with energy harvesting in underlay paradigms, wherein the secondary users are powered by a dedicated power beacon (PB) and their transmit powers are subject to the harvested energy from PB and the interference constraint from the primary user. We derive the exact outage probability for Rayleigh block fading and prove that the outage probability is monotonically decreasing with respect to the transmit power of PB. Furthermore, we derive the asymptotic outage probability to study the outage saturation phenomenon and propose an iterative algorithm that jointly optimizes the transmit power of PB and the harvest-to-transmit ratio to approximate the minimum outage probability. Simulation results validate the theoretical results.
This work was published on IEEE Communications Letters,2016,20(6):1148-1151. titled Outage Performance of Underlay Multihop Cognitive Relay Networks with Energy Harvesting.