An algorithm of efficient proactive placement of autonomous drones for maximum coverage in cellular networks

Hailong Huang, Andrey V. Savkin

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We consider the problem of deploying autonomous drones to serve mobile users in cellular networks. We propose an optimization model which maximizes the coverage of users while minimizes the communication cost between drones. We prove that the proposed algorithm reaches a local optimum in a finite number of steps. Extensive simulations are conducted based on a real dataset to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)994-997
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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