Theoretical and simulation-based analysis of terrestrial interference to LEO satellite uplinks

Anastasia Yastrebova, Ilari Angervuori, Niloofar Okati, Mikko Vehkapera, Marko Höyhtyä, Risto Wichman, Taneli Riihonen

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The integration of satellite–terrestrial networks is beneficial in terms of the increase of the network capacity and coverage. In such a heterogeneous network, highly efficient spectrum utilization is extremely important. This could be achieved by the single frequency reuse which allows increasing the capacity at the cost of increased interference. Interference is one of the main parameters that limits the link-level performance in such a network. In this paper, we examine the frequency reuse scenario by analyzing the impact of terrestrial interference to the uplink of a low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellite constellation in the high International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) frequency bands. To this end, we propose a novel stochastic geometry based analytical framework that is able to accommodate various aspects of realistic satellite networks. The accuracy of the analysis is verified by using advanced simulation tools.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-8298-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-8299-5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020: Online - Virtual, Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 7 Dec 202011 Dec 2020


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2020
Country/TerritoryTaiwan, Province of China


  • satellite-terrestrial integration
  • simulations
  • mathematical model


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