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Fair Cellular Throughput Optimization with the Aid of Coordinated Drones

Arribas, Edgar and Mancuso, Vincenzo and Cholvi, Vicent (2019) Fair Cellular Throughput Optimization with the Aid of Coordinated Drones. In: Mission-Oriented Wireless Sensor, UAV and Robot Networking Workshop (MiSARN 2019), in conjunction with the 38th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2019), 29 April 2019, Paris, France.

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Abstract

The interest on flexible air-to-ground channels from aerial base stations to enhance users access by seeking good line-of-sight connectivity from the air has increased in the past years. In this paper, we propose a deployable analytical framework for the 3-D placement of a fleet of coordinated drone relay stations to optimize network capacity according to α-fairness metrics. We formulate a mixed-integer non-convex program, which results to be intractable. Therefore, we design a near-optimal heuristic that can solve the problem in real-time applications. We assess the performance of our proposal by simulation, using a realistic urban topology, and study pros and cons of using drone relay stations in both static and dynamic scenarios, when popular events gather masses of users in limited areas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Papers (Paper)
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Depositing User: Edgar Arribas
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 13:02
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2019 13:02
URI: http://eprints.networks.imdea.org/id/eprint/1966

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