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    Performance Evaluation of UAV-Enabled Cellular Networks With Battery-Limited Drones

    Qin, Yujie and Kishk, Mustafa A. and Alouini, Mohamed-Slim (2020) Performance Evaluation of UAV-Enabled Cellular Networks With Battery-Limited Drones. IEEE Communications Letters, 24 (12). pp. 2664-2668. ISSN 1089-7798

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    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used as flying base stations (BSs) to offload Macro-BSs in hotspots. However, due to the limited battery on-board, UAVs can typically stay in operation for less than 1.5 hours. Afterward, the UAV has to fly back to a dedicated charging station that recharges/replaces the UAV’s battery. In this letter, we study the performance of a UAV-enabled cellular network while capturing the influence of the spatial distribution of the charging stations. In particular, we use tools from stochastic geometry to derive the coverage probability of a UAV-enabled cellular network as a function of the battery size, the density of the charging stations, and the time required for recharging/replacing the battery.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Stochastic geometry; Poisson point process; drone; availability probability; coverage probability;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 16997
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    Depositing User: Mustafa Kishk
    Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2023 16:04
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Communications Letters
    Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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