Cooperative Satellite-Aerial-Terrestrial Systems: A Stochastic Geometry Model

Zhe Song, Jianping An, Gaofeng Pan, Shuai Wang, Haoxing Zhang, Yunfei Chen, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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Nowadays, satellite and aerial platforms are playing an important role in realizing global seamless wireless coverage. In this paper, a cooperative satellite-aerial-terrestrial network (SATN) is considered, in which two kinds of relaying links, satellite and aerial relaying links, are used to assist a group of aerial terminals to forward their information to a remote terrestrial destination (D). Specifically, we model these aerial platforms sharing the same frequency band as a Matérn hard-core point process type-II. Also, a group of aerial jammers at D’s side is modeled as a Poisson point process. To demonstrate the end-to-end (e2e) performance of the two relaying links, the statistical characteristics of the received signal-to-interference are characterized and then a closed-form expression for the outage probability (OP) over the uplink from the aerial source to the satellite/the aerial relay, the downlink from the satellite/the aerial relay to D, and the inter-aerial relay link are derived. Numerical results are presented to verify the proposed analysis models and compare the outage performance of the considered cooperative SATN with the two relay links under numerous scenarios.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-1
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
StatePublished - Jul 26 2022

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-09-14
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grants 62171031 and U1836201, and the 173 Foundation under grant XXXX-XXXX-JJ-0002.


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