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On Channel Sharing Policies in LEO Mobile Satellite Systems

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JournalIeee transactions on aerospace and electronic systems
DateAccepted/In press - 28 Nov 2017
DatePublished (current) - 25 Jan 2018
Number of pages11
Original languageEnglish


We consider a low earth orbit (LEO) mobile satellite system with "satellite-fixed" cells that accommodates new and handover calls of different service-classes. We provide an analytical framework for the efficient calculation of call blocking and handover failure probabilities under two channel sharing policies, namely the fixed channel reservation and the threshold call admission policies. Simulation results verify the accuracy of the proposed formulas. Furthermore, we discuss the applicability of the policies in software-defined LEO satellites.

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  • Low earth orbit (LEO), satellite, mobile satellite system, channel sharing policies, software-defined network

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