IEEE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS LETTERS, vol.2, no.3, pp.351-354, 2013 (SCI-Expanded)
In this work, the performance analysis of a dual-hop relay transmission system composed of asymmetric radiofrequency (RF)/free-space optical (FSO) links with pointing errors is presented. More specifically, we build on the system model presented in  to derive new exact closed-form expressions for the cumulative distribution function, probability density function, moment generating function, and moments of the end-to-end signal-to-noise ratio in terms of the Meijer's G function. We then capitalize on these results to offer new exact closed-form expressions for the higher-order amount of fading, average error rate for binary and M-ary modulation schemes, and the ergodic capacity, all in terms of Meijer's G functions. Our new analytical results were also verified via computer-based Monte-Carlo simulation results.