Deployment of unmanned aerial vehicle base stations for optimal quality of coverage

Andrey V. Savkin, Hailong Huang

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This letter studies the network performance improvement by deploying flying base stations mounted on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV-BSs) during some occasional events. Specifically, we consider the problem to minimize the average UAV-user distance while keeping the UAV-BSs connected to the stationary base stations. We propose a distributed algorithm which requires only local information and is scalable to a large number of UAV-BSs. We prove its convergence and conduct simulations with a real data set to evaluate its performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-324
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2019

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