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dc.contributor.authorKishk, Mustafa Abdelsalam
dc.contributor.authorBader, Ahmed
dc.contributor.authorAlouini, Mohamed-Slim
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-27T12:14:53Z
dc.date.available2020-09-27T12:14:53Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationKishk, M., Bader, A., & Alouini, M.-S. (2020). Aerial Base Station Deployment in 6G Cellular Networks Using Tethered Drones: The Mobility and Endurance Tradeoff. IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 0–0. doi:10.1109/mvt.2020.3017885
dc.identifier.issn1556-6080
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MVT.2020.3017885
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/665320
dc.description.abstractAirborne base stations (BSs) (carried by drones) have a great potential to enhance the coverage andcapacity of 6G cellular networks. However, one of the main challenges facing the deployment of airborne BSs is the limited available energy at the drone, which curtails the flight time. In fact, most current unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can only operate for a maximum of 1 h. The need to frequently visit the ground station (GS) to recharge limits the performance of the UAV-enabled cellular network and leaves the UAV’s coverage area temporarily out of service. In this article, we propose a UAV-enabled cellular network setup based on tethered UAVs (tUAVs). In the proposed setup, the tUAV is connected to a GS through a tether, which provides the tUAV with both energy and data. This enables a flight that can last for days. We describe in detail the components of the proposed system. Furthermore, we list the main advantages of a tUAV-enabled cellular network compared to typical untethered UAVs (uUAVs). Next, we discuss the potential applications and use cases for tUAVs.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was presented in part during the 43rd Wireless World Research Forum meeting in London. The work was funded in part by the Center of Excellence for NEOM Research at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Figures 3 and 4 were produced by Xavier Pita, scientific illustrator at KAUST.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.relation.urlhttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9205314/
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dc.titleAerial Base Station Deployment in 6G Cellular Networks Using Tethered Drones: The Mobility and Endurance Tradeoff
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentCommunication Theory Lab
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
dc.eprint.versionPost-print
dc.contributor.institutionInsyab Wireless Limited, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
dc.identifier.pages0-0
dc.identifier.arxivid1906.11559
kaust.personKishk, Mustafa Abdelsalam
kaust.personAlouini, Mohamed-Slim
refterms.dateFOA2020-09-28T05:45:55Z
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitCenter of Excellence for NEOM Research
kaust.acknowledged.supportUnitscientific illustrator


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