Coverage maximization for a poisson field of drone cells

Mohammad Mahdi Azari, Yuri Murillo, Osama Amin, Fernando Rosas, Mohamed Slim Alouini, Sofie Pollin

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Abstract

The use of drone base stations to provide wireless connectivity for ground terminals is becoming a promising part of future technologies. The design of such aerial networks is however different compared to cellular 2D networks, as antennas from the drones are looking down, and the channel model becomes height-dependent. In this paper, we study the effect of antenna patterns and height-dependent shadowing. We consider a random network topology to capture the effect of dynamic changes of the flying base stations. First we characterize the aggregate interference imposed by the co-channel neighboring drones. Then we derive the link coverage probability between a ground user and its associated drone base station. The result is used to obtain the optimum system parameters in terms of drones antenna beamwidth, density and altitude. We also derive the average LoS probability of the associated drone and show that it is a good approximation and simplification of the coverage probability in low altitudes up to 500 m according to the required signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
Subtitle of host publicationEngaged Citizens and their New Smart Worlds, PIMRC 2017 - Conference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538635315
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2 2017
Event28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2017 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Oct 8 2017Oct 13 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC
Volume2017-October

Conference

Conference28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2017
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period10/8/1710/13/17

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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