Publication detail

Prototyping Directional UAV-based Wireless Access and Backhaul Systems

GERASIMENKO, M. POKORNÝ, J. SCHNEIDER, T. ŠIRJOV, J. ANDREEV, S. HOŠEK, J.

Original Title

Prototyping Directional UAV-based Wireless Access and Backhaul Systems

English Title

Prototyping Directional UAV-based Wireless Access and Backhaul Systems

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Providing sufficient mobile coverage during mass public events or critical situations is a highly challenging task for the network operators. To fulfill the extreme capacity and coverage demands within a limited area, several augmenting solutions might be used. Among them, novel technologies like a fleet of compact base stations mounted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are gaining momentum because of their time- and cost-efficient deployment. Despite the fact that the concept of aerial wireless access networks has been investigated recently in many research studies, there are still numerous practical aspects that require further understanding and extensive evaluation. Taking this as a motivation, in this paper, we develop the concept of continuous wireless coverage provisioning by the means of UAVs and assess its usability in mass scenarios with thousands of users. With our system-level simulations as well as a measurement campaign, we take into account a set of important parameters including weather conditions, UAV speed, weight, power consumption, and millimeter-wave (mmWave) antenna configuration. As a result, we provide more realistic data about the performance of the access and backhaul links together with the practical lessons learned about the design and real-world applicability of the UAV-enabled wireless access networks.

English abstract

Providing sufficient mobile coverage during mass public events or critical situations is a highly challenging task for the network operators. To fulfill the extreme capacity and coverage demands within a limited area, several augmenting solutions might be used. Among them, novel technologies like a fleet of compact base stations mounted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are gaining momentum because of their time- and cost-efficient deployment. Despite the fact that the concept of aerial wireless access networks has been investigated recently in many research studies, there are still numerous practical aspects that require further understanding and extensive evaluation. Taking this as a motivation, in this paper, we develop the concept of continuous wireless coverage provisioning by the means of UAVs and assess its usability in mass scenarios with thousands of users. With our system-level simulations as well as a measurement campaign, we take into account a set of important parameters including weather conditions, UAV speed, weight, power consumption, and millimeter-wave (mmWave) antenna configuration. As a result, we provide more realistic data about the performance of the access and backhaul links together with the practical lessons learned about the design and real-world applicability of the UAV-enabled wireless access networks.

Keywords

Aerial wireless access, Backhaul link, Energy consumption, IAB, network, mmWave communications, UAV.

Released

13.12.2019

ISBN

978-1-4673-9526-7

Book

GLOBECOM 2019 - 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference

Pages from

1

Pages to

6

Pages count

6

URL

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT158346,
  author="Mikhail {Gerasimenko} and Jiří {Pokorný} and Tibor {Schneider} and Jakub {Širjov} and Sergey {Andreev} and Jiří {Hošek}",
  title="Prototyping Directional UAV-based Wireless Access and Backhaul Systems",
  annote="Providing sufficient mobile coverage during mass public events or critical situations is a highly challenging task for the network operators. To fulfill the extreme capacity and coverage demands within a limited area, several augmenting solutions might be used. Among them, novel technologies like a fleet of compact base stations mounted on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are gaining momentum because of their time- and cost-efficient deployment. Despite the fact that the concept of aerial wireless access networks has been investigated recently in many research studies, there are still numerous practical aspects that require further understanding and extensive evaluation. Taking this as a motivation, in this paper, we develop the concept of continuous wireless coverage provisioning by the means of UAVs and assess its usability in mass scenarios with thousands of users. With our system-level simulations as well as a measurement campaign, we take into account a set of important parameters including weather conditions, UAV speed, weight, power consumption, and millimeter-wave (mmWave) antenna configuration. As a result, we provide more realistic data about the performance of the access and backhaul links together with the practical lessons learned about the design and real-world applicability of the UAV-enabled wireless access networks.",
  booktitle="GLOBECOM 2019 - 2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference",
  chapter="158346",
  doi="10.1109/GLOBECOM38437.2019.9014228",
  howpublished="online",
  year="2019",
  month="december",
  pages="1--6",
  type="conference paper"
}