Aerial Base Station Placement Leveraging Radio Tomographic Maps

Daniel Romero, Pham Q. Viet, Geert Leus

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Abstract

Mobile base stations on board unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) promise to deliver connectivity to those areas where the terrestrial infrastructure is overloaded, damaged, or absent. A fundamental problem in this context involves determining a minimal set of locations in 3D space where such aerial base stations (ABSs) must be deployed to provide coverage to a set of users. While nearly all existing approaches rely on average characterizations of the propagation medium, this work develops a scheme where the actual channel information is exploited by means of a radio tomographic map. A convex optimization approach is presented to minimize the number of required ABSs while ensuring that the UAVs do not enter no-fly regions. A simulation study reveals that the proposed algorithm markedly outperforms its competitors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ICASSP 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE
Pages5358-5362
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-0540-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-0541-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventICASSP 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 23 May 202227 May 2022

Conference

ConferenceICASSP 2022 - 2022 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period23/05/2227/05/22

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Keywords

  • Aerial base stations
  • radio tomography
  • radio maps
  • spectrum cartography
  • placement

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