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X. A. F. Cabezas, D. P. M. Osorio and M. Juntti, "A multi-armed bandit framework for efficient UAV-based cooperative jamming coverage," in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, doi: 10.1109/TVT.2023.3299670.

A multi-armed bandit framework for efficient UAV-based cooperative jamming coverage

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Author: Cabezas, X. A. F.1; Osorio, D. P. M.1; Juntti, M.1
Organizations: 1Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2023
Publish Date: 2023-08-23


In this paper, the position control of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles, acting as cooperative jammers, is proposed to improve the security level of a legitimate ground transmission, where a precoder is designed to nullify the jamming signals at the legitimate receiver. In this scenario, the maximization of the weighted secrecy coverage, which measures the efficiency of cooperative jamming over a confined region, is addressed by following a multi armed bandit-based algorithm. The results show that our proposal converges to the one obtained by exhaustive search, and it shows significant improvement over a projected gradient-descent benchmark, while offering a shorter running-time. The results show that, for the considered system and the employed precoder, the inclusion of more than two UAVs does not lead to significant advantages in terms of secrecy performance.

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Series: IEEE transactions on vehicular technology
ISSN: 0018-9545
ISSN-E: 1939-9359
ISSN-L: 0018-9545
Volume: Early access
DOI: 10.1109/tvt.2023.3299670
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This research has been supported by the Academy of Finland, 6G Flagship program under Grant 346208 and project FAITH under Grant 334280.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 346208
Detailed Information: 346208 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
334280 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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