Link Budget Analysis for Reconfigurable Smart Surfaces in Aerial Platforms
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communications assisted by reconfigurable smart surfaces (RSS).
Specifically, under specular and scattering paradigms, we provide
link budget expressions for an RSS-assisted communication on
the ground, where the RSS is either mounted on a building, or on
an aerial platform, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV),
a high altitude platform station (HAPS), or a low-earth orbit
satellite (LEO). The obtained numerical results provide design
guidelines for RSS-assisted communication systems, including the
recommended aerial platform to use, the size of RSS for each
type of the platforms, and the operating frequencies.