3-D Drone-Base-Station Placement with In-Band Full-Duplex Communications

Liang Zhang, Qiang Fan, Nirwan Ansari

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Drone base stations (DBSs) can potentially provision low-cost and flexible networking with high mobility while in-band full-duplex (IBFD) can conceivably improve spectrum efficiency. Therefore, it is logical to employ DBSs with IBFD in a cellular network to improve the network throughput. We decompose this problem into the DBS placement problem and the joint bandwidth and power allocation problem, and propose two heuristic algorithms to solve the whole problem. Simulation results have demonstrated that the total throughput of the dynamic DBS placement algorithm achieves up to 45% improvement as compared with that of the strategy without DBSs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number8399887
Pages (from-to)1902-1905
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Drone-base-station
  • backhaul interference
  • full-duplex
  • self-interference
  • wireless backhauling


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