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Sensors 2018, 18(5), 1574; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18051574

Performance Analysis of Two-Way Satellite Multi-Terrestrial Relay Networks with Hardware Impairments

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College of Communication Engineering, Army Engineering University of PLA (Its Old Name Is PLA University of Science and Technology), Nanjing 210007, China
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National University of Defense Technology, Nanjing 210016, China
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 18 March 2018 / Revised: 2 May 2018 / Accepted: 12 May 2018 / Published: 15 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Sensor Networks)
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Abstract

In this paper, we investigate the performance of a two-way hybrid satellite multi-terrestrial cooperative network with hardware impairments (HIs). Particularly, opportunistic relay selection scheme is employed in the considered network, which can substantially enhance the spectral efficiency and spatial diversity gain. By considering both the amplify-and-forward (AF) and decode-and-forward (DF) relay protocols, the closed-form expressions of the outage probability (OP) and throughput for the system are derived. Furthermore, in order to observe the effects of HIs level and the number of terrestrial relays on the system performance at high signal-to-noise ratios (SNRs), the asymptotic expressions of the system performance are also derived. Finally, computer results are presented to reveal the correctness of the analytical results. View Full-Text
Keywords: satellite-terrestrial networks; two-way terrestrial relays; opportunistic relay selection scheme; hardware impairments (HIs) satellite-terrestrial networks; two-way terrestrial relays; opportunistic relay selection scheme; hardware impairments (HIs)
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Guo, K.; An, K.; Zhang, B.; Guo, D. Performance Analysis of Two-Way Satellite Multi-Terrestrial Relay Networks with Hardware Impairments. Sensors 2018, 18, 1574.

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