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P. Pourbaba, K. B. S. Manosha, S. Ali and N. Rajatheva, "Full-Duplex UAV Relay Positioning for Vehicular Communications with Underlay V2V Links," 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Spring), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2019, pp. 1-6,

Full-duplex UAV relay positioning for vehicular communications with underlay V2V links

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Author: Pourbaba, Pouya1; Manosha, K. B. Shashika1; Ali, Samad1;
Organizations: 1Center for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-05-05


The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be deployed as aerial base stations or wireless relays to increase the capacity of wireless networks. In this paper, the positioning of a full-duplex (FD) UAV as a relay to provide coverage for an FD vehicular network is investigated. In particular, given a configuration of predefined locations for the UAV, and the position of the vehicular users on the ground, a novel algorithm is proposed to find the position for the UAV to satisfy the quality of service (QoS) requirements of the vehicles in the network. The positioning problem is formulated as an ℓ 0 minimization which is non- combinatorial, NP-hard, and finding a globally optimal solution for this problem has exponential complexity. Hence, we have approximated the nonconvex problem using ℓ 1 norm and proposed a suboptimal algorithm to solve it. Simulation results show that by using the proposed approach the number of times that UAV can satisfy the SINR constraints increases by approximately 10% compared to a baseline scenario in which the UAV has a fixed location.

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Series: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN: 1090-3038
ISSN-L: 1090-3038
ISBN: 978-1-7281-1217-6
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-1218-3
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/VTCSpring.2019.8746630
Host publication: 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring). 28 April – 1 May 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Conference: IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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