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H. Hellaoui, A. Chelli, M. Bagaa and T. Taleb, "UAV Communication Strategies in the Next Generation of Mobile Networks," 2020 International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC), Limassol, Cyprus, 2020, pp. 1642-1647, doi: 10.1109/IWCMC48107.2020.9148312

UAV communication strategies in the next generation of mobile networks

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Author: Hellaoui, Hamed1; Chelli, Ali2; Bagaa, Miloud1;
Organizations: 1Communications and Networking Department, Aalto University, Finland
2Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, 4898 Grimstad, Norway
3University of Oulu, 90570 Oulu, Finland
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-11-17


The Next Generation of Mobile Networks (NGMN) alliance advocates the use of different means to support vehicular communications. This aims to cope with the massive data generated by these devices which could affect the Quality of Service (QoS) of the associated applications, but also the overall operation carried out by the vehicles. However, efficient communication strategies must be considered in order to select, for each vehicle, the communication mean ensuring the best QoS. In this paper, we tackle this issue and we propose efficient communication strategies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). In addition to direct UAV-to-Infrastructure communications (U2I), we also consider UAV-to-UAV scheme (U2U) to transmit data via relay UAVs. The goal is to select for each UAV the best communication strategy and the relay node to maximize the spectral efficiency. The expressions of the effective rate are derived for the different strategies and the problem is formulated using linear programming. Performance evaluations are conducted and the obtained results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed solution.

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Series: International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference
ISSN: 2376-6492
ISSN-L: 2376-6492
ISBN: 978-1-7281-3129-0
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-3130-6
Pages: 1642 - 1647
Article number: 9148312
DOI: 10.1109/IWCMC48107.2020.9148312
Host publication: 16th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2020
Conference: IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by the European Unions Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Program through the 5G!Drones Project under Grant No. 857031, by the Academy of Finland 6Genesis project under Grant No. 318927, and by the Academy of Finland CSN project under Grant No. 311654.
EU Grant Number: (857031) 5G!Drones - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vertical Applications’ Trials Leveraging Advanced 5G Facilities
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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