Outage Performance of Integrated Satellite-Terrestrial Relay Networks with Opportunistic Scheduling

Qingquan Huang, Wei-Ping Zhu, Symeon Chatzinotas, Mohamed-Slim Alouini

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In this paper, we investigate the outage performance of a multiuser threshold-based decode-and-forward integrated satellite-terrestrial relay network (ISTRN) with opportunistic user scheduling, where the satellite link and terrestrial links undergo Shadowed-Rician (SR) fading and correlated Rayleigh fading, respectively. First, we propose a new probability density function (PDF) to statistically characterize the square sum of independent and identically distributed SR random variables, which is more accurate and concise than existing expressions. Next, based on the new PDF, we derive an analytical expression of outage probability (OP) of the considered network. Furthermore, the asymptotic OP expression is developed at high signal-to-noise ratio to reveal the achievable diversity order of the considered ISTRN. Finally, computer simulation is conducted to validate the analytical results, and show the impact of various parameters on the outage performance.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICC 2019 - 2019 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)
ISBN (Print)9781538680889
StatePublished - May 2019

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-03-11
Acknowledgements: This work was supported in part by the Key International Cooperation Research Project under Grant 61720106003, in
part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61871235.


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