Coverage Probability of Double-IRS Assisted Communication Systems

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    In this letter, we focus on the coverage probability of a double-intelligent reflecting surface (IRS) assisted wireless network and study the impact of multiplicative beamforming gain and correlated Rayleigh fading. In particular, we obtain a novel closed-form expression of the coverage probability of a single-input single-output (SISO) system assisted by two large IRSs while being dependent on the corresponding arbitrary reflecting beamforming matrices (RBMs) and large-scale statistics in terms of correlation matrices. Taking advantage of the large-scale statistics, i.e., statistical channel state information (CSI), we perform optimization of the RBMs of both IRSs once per several coherence intervals rather than at each interval. Hence, we achieve a reduction of the computational complexity, otherwise increased in multi-IRS-assisted networks during their RBM optimization. Numerical results validate the analytical expressions even for small IRSs, confirm enhanced performance over the conventional single-IRS counterpart, and reveal insightful properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)96-100
    Number of pages5
    JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022


    • beyond 5G networks
    • cooperative passive beamforming
    • coverage probability
    • distributed IRSs
    • Intelligent reflecting surface (IRS)


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