Downlink resource allocations of satellite–airborne–terrestrial networks integration

Ahmad Alsharoa, Emna Zedini, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter studies the potential improvement in the Internet broadband of the data rate available to ground users by integrating terrestrial, airborne, and satellite stations. The goal is to establish dynamic downlink wireless services in remote or infrastructure-less areas. This integration uses satellite and high-altitude platforms (HAPs) the exosphere and stratosphere, respectively, for better altitude reuse. Hence, it offers a significant increase in scarce spectrum aggregate efficiency. However, managing resource allocation with deployment in this integrated system still faces difficulties. This chapter tackles resource management challenges by formulating and solving optimization problem to find the best HAPs’ location, access and backhaul associations, and transmit power allocation. Finally, we show how our results illustrate the advantages of the proposed scheme followed by some potential future works.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Computers
StatePublished - 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-04-06

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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