Channel Capacity of High Altitude Platform Systems: A case study

Nguyen Thu Hien, Vu Van San, Nguyen Viet Hung


This paper presents a model for Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Land High Altitude Platform channels and analytical evaluation of Discrete-input Continuousoutput Memoryless Channel capacity for High Altitude Platform (HAP)–MIMO systems, where practical transmission environments are considered. Furthermore, for HAP– Single-Input Single-Output (SISO) systems, we propose an adaptive transmission mechanism relying on the transmit power characterized by value at the transmitter side. Achievable channel capacity bounds are established for both idealized and realistic adaptive coding schemes with well-adopted modulation types, namely Phase Shift Keying and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation.

DOI: 10.32913/rd-ict.vol3.no14.540


High altitude platform, adaptive coded modulation, M-ary phase shift keying, M-ary quadrature amplitude modulation, channel capacity.


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