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B. Yang, Y. Dang, T. Taleb, S. Shen and X. Jiang, "Sum Rate and Max-Min Rate for Cellular-Enabled UAV Swarm Networks," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 72, no. 1, pp. 1073-1083, Jan. 2023, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2022.3204624

Sum rate and max-min rate for cellular-enabled UAV swarm networks

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Author: Yang, Bin1,2; Dang, Yongchao3; Taleb, Tarik4,5;
Organizations: 1School of Computer and Information Engineering, Chuzhou University, Chuzhou, China
2School of Information and Technology, Kunming University, Kunming, China
3Department of Communications and Networking, School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
4Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5Department of Computer and Information Security, Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea
6School of Systems Information Science, Future University Hakodate, Hakodate, Japan
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-03-03


This paper investigates the fundamental rate performances in the highly promising cellular-enabled unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm networks, which can provide ubiquitous wireless connectivity for supporting various Internet of things (IoT) applications. We first provide the formulations for the sum rate maximization and max-min rate, which are two nonlinear optimization problems subject to the constraints of UAV transmit power and antenna parameters at base station (BS). For the sum rate maximization problem, we propose an iterative algorithm to solve it utilizing the Karush–Kuhn–Tucker (KKT) condition. For the max-min rate problem, we transform it to an equivalent conditional eigenvalue problem based on the nonlinear Perron-Frobenius theory, and thus design an iterative algorithm to obtain the solution of such problem. Finally, numerical results are presented to indicate the effect of some key parameters on the rate performances in such networks.

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Series: IEEE transactions on vehicular technology
ISSN: 0018-9545
ISSN-E: 1939-9359
ISSN-L: 0018-9545
Volume: 72
Issue: 1
Pages: 1073 - 1083
DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2022.3204624
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant 61962033, in part by the Academy of Finland Projects: 6Genesis under Grant 318927 and IDEA-MILL under Grant 335936, and in part by the Natural Science Project of Anhui/Chuzhou University under Grants 2020qd16, KJ2021ZD0128, KJ2021ZD0129, and 2022XJZD12.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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