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H. Shiri, J. Park and M. Bennis, "Remote UAV Online Path Planning via Neural Network-Based Opportunistic Control," in IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 861-865, June 2020, doi: 10.1109/LWC.2020.2973624

Remote UAV online path planning via neural network-based opportunistic control

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Author: Shiri, Hamid1; Park, Jihong1; Bennis, Mehdi1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-10-09


This letter proposes a neural network (NN) aided remote unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) online control algorithm, coined oHJB. By downloading a UAV’s state, a base station (BS) trains an HJB NN that solves the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman equation (HJB) in real time, yielding a sub-optimal control action. Initially, the BS uploads this control action to the UAV. If the HJB NN is sufficiently trained and the UAV is far away, the BS uploads the HJB NN model, enabling to locally carry out control decisions even when the connection is lost. Simulations corroborate the effectiveness of oHJB in reducing the UAV’s travel time and energy by utilizing the trade-off between uploading delays and control robustness in poor channel conditions.

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Series: IEEE wireless communications letters
ISSN: 2162-2337
ISSN-E: 2162-2345
ISSN-L: 2162-2337
Volume: 9
Issue: 6
Pages: 861 - 865
DOI: 10.1109/LWC.2020.2973624
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
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