Performance Analysis of Task Offloading in Double-Edge Satellite-Terrestrial Networks
With the rapid development of wireless networks, the growing number of mobile applications results in massive computation task to be processed. Multi-access edge computing (MEC) can efficiently minimize computational latency, reduce response time, and improve quality of service (QoS) by offloading tasks in the access network. Although lots of MEC task offloading schemes have been proposed in terrestrial networks, the integrated satellite-terrestrial communication, as an emerging trend for the next generation communication, has not taken MEC offloading into consideration. In this paper, we proposed a cooperative offloading scheme in a double-edge satellite-terrestrial (DESTN) network. Performance of offloading efficiency and energy consumption are derived analytically. Simulations show that the proposed offloading scheme in the double-edge satellite-terrestrial outperforms the traditional terrestrial-only offloading scheme by approximately 18.7%. Our research provides an insight for following studies in task offloading of double-edge satellite-terrestrial networks.
KeywordsSatellite-terrestrial network Offloading scheme Edge computing
This work is supported by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission Research under Project Z171100005217001 and by “the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities” 500418765.
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