Abstract

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
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

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

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