Performance Evaluation of UAV-enabled Cellular Networks with Battery-limited Drones
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
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AbstractUnmanned 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 paper, 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.
CitationQin, Y., Kishk, M. A., & Alouini, M.-S. (2020). Performance Evaluation of UAV-enabled Cellular Networks with Battery-limited Drones. IEEE Communications Letters, 1–1. doi:10.1109/lcomm.2020.3013286
JournalIEEE Communications Letters