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V-band Radio Channel Modeling for Mega Satellite Networks
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  • Bassel Al Homssi ,
  • Chiu Chun Chan ,
  • Kosta Dakic ,
  • Jawad Al Attari ,
Bassel Al Homssi

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Mega satellite networks recently emerged to complement the current terrestrial infrastructure to attain global coverage and faster communication links. However, with increased congestion in the radio spectrum, migrating satellite communication to high frequencies can provide higher data rates. Nevertheless, signal fading due to weather conditions and atmospheric losses becomes significant at such high frequencies. In this paper, we leverage tools from stochastic geometry to provide an analytical framework that captures the effect of high frequency fading for satellite constellations in the downlink. The analytical framework presented exploits the spatial diversity provided by the satellite network and examines the performance of the dominant satellite (satellite providing the best quality of service). Results show a close fit to the performance of practical networks and can thus provide network designers with an analytical benchmark to assist with network tuning.