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Energy-Efficient 3D Deployment of Aerial Access Points in a UAV Communication System

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posted on 02.12.2020, 11:54 by Nithin BabuNithin Babu, Constantinos B. Papadias, Petar Popovski
In this letter, we propose an energy-efficient 3-
dimensional placement of multiple aerial access points (AAPs),
in the desired area, acting as flying base stations for uplink
communication from a set of ground user equipment (UE).
The globally optimal energy-efficient vertical position of AAPs
is derived analytically by considering the inter-cell interference
and AAP energy consumption. The horizontal position of AAPs,
which maximize the packing density of the AAP coverage
area, are determined using a novel regular polygon-based AAP
placement algorithm. We also determine an accurate upper
bound on the maximum number of AAPs that could be
deployed in a given circular area. The effect of the AAP energy
consumption on the optimal placement and the analytic findings
are verified via numerical simulations

Funding

This work is supported by the project PAINLESS which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 812991

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Email Address of Submitting Author

nbabu@acg.edu

Submitting Author's Institution

The American College of Greece

Submitting Author's Country

Greece