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Link Budget Analysis for Reconfigurable Smart Surfaces in Aerial Platforms
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  • Safwan Alfattani ,
  • Wael Jaafar ,
  • Yassine Hmamouche ,
  • Halim Yanikomeroglu ,
  • Abbas Yongacoglu
Safwan Alfattani
king AbdulAziz University, king AbdulAziz University, king AbdulAziz University, king AbdulAziz University

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In this paper, we derive the link budget relations for
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.
2021Published in IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society volume 2 on pages 1980-1995. 10.1109/OJCOMS.2021.3105933