Non-terrestrial Communications Assisted by Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces

  title={Non-terrestrial Communications Assisted by Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces},
  author={Jia Ye and Jingping Qiao and Abla Kammoun and Mohamed-Slim Alouini},
Non-terrestrial communications have emerged as a key enabler for seamless connectivity in the upcoming generation networks. This kind of network can support high data rate communications among aerial platforms (i.e., unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), high-altitude platforms (HAPs), and satellites) and cellular networks, achieving anywhere and anytime connections. However, there are many practical implementation limitations, especially overload power consumption, high probability of blockage, and… 

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