Physics-based Modeling of Large Intelligent Reflecting Surfaces for Scalable Optimization

Marzieh Najafi, Vahid Jamali, Robert Schober, H. Vincent Poor

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Abstract

In this paper, we develop a physics-based model that allows a scalable optimization of large intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs). The basic idea is to partition the IRS unit cells into several subsets, referred to as tiles, and model the impact of each tile on the wireless channel. Borrowing concepts from the radar literature, we model each tile as an anomalous reflector, and derive its impact on the wireless channel for given unit cell phase shifts by solving the corresponding integral equations for the electric and magnetic vector fields. Based on this model, one can design the phase shifts of the unit cells of a tile offline for the support of several transmission modes and then select the best mode online for a given channel realization. Therefore, the number of tiles and transmission modes in the proposed model are design parameters that can be adjusted to trade performance for complexity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 54th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2020
EditorsMichael B. Matthews
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages559-563
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780738131269
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020
Event54th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2020 - Pacific Grove, United States
Duration: Nov 1 2020Nov 5 2020

Publication series

NameConference Record - Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers
Volume2020-November
ISSN (Print)1058-6393

Conference

Conference54th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers, ACSSC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPacific Grove
Period11/1/2011/5/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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