Backhaul-aware uplink communications in full-duplex DBS-aided hetnets

Liang Zhang, Nirwan Ansari

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Drone-mounted base stations (DBSs) are promising solutions to provide ubiquitous connections to users and support many applications in the fifth generation of mobile networks while full duplex communications has the potential to improve the spectrum efficiency. In this paper, we have investigated the backhaul-aware uplink communications in a full-duplex DBS-aided HetNet (BUD) problem with the objective to maximize the total throughput of the network, and this problem is decomposed into two sub-problems: the DBS Placement problem (including the vertical position and horizontal position) and the joint UE association, power and bandwidth assignment (Joint-UPB) problem. Since the BUD problem is NP- hard, we propose approximation algorithms to solve the sub-problems and another, named the AA-BUD algorithm, to solve the BUD problem with guaranteed performance. The performance of the AA- BUD algorithm has been demonstrated via extensive simulations, and results show that the AA-BUD algorithm is superior to two benchmark algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728109626
StatePublished - Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: Dec 9 2019Dec 13 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019 - Proceedings


Conference2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Media Technology
  • Health Informatics


  • Drone-mounted base station
  • Full-duplex
  • Heterogeneous networks
  • Resource allocation
  • Wireless backhauling


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