Date Added: Oct 2011
This paper investigates a Hybrid Satellite-Terrestrial Cooperative relaying Communications Network (HSTCN) under independent and non-identical shadowed Rician and Nakagami-m fading channels. It evaluates the performance of such a network using Amplify-and-Forward (AF) cooperative relaying protocol. The Maximal Ratio Combining (MRC) technique is used at the destination to combine the signals received from the source and cooperating relay nodes. An analytical approach is derived to evaluate the performance of the system in terms of outage probability and Symbol Error Rate (SER).