Resource and Placement Optimization for Multiple UAVs using Backhaul Tethered Balloons
This letter studies the improvement of the achievable end-to-end data rate of ground users assisted with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and tethered balloons (TBs). The goal is to maximize the end-to-end throughput of a network suffering from the absence of terrestrial infrastructure. First, we solve an integer linear programming problem to optimize the associations. Then, we solve the UAVs' transmit powers optimally by converting the problem into a convex one. Subsequently, an efficient algorithm is proposed to optimize the UAVs' placement. Finally, our mathematical formalism is illustrated with some selected numerical results that show the advantages provided by our proposed scheme.
A. Alzidaneen et al., "Resource and Placement Optimization for Multiple UAVs using Backhaul Tethered Balloons," IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 543-547, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Apr 2020.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/LWC.2019.2961906
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Resource Optimization; Tethered Balloons; Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
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01 Apr 2020