Dual-Band Aerial Networks for Priority-Based Traffic

Abdullah Ridwan Hossain, Mohammad Arif Hossain, Nirwan Ansari

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Unmanned aerial vehicle networks suffer from lackluster performance due to line-of-sight issues as well as resource scarcity. Network slicing, multi-band transmission, and numerology show great potential in mitigating such limitations. In this work, we propose the use of the sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands, the latter of which requires careful consideration of line-of-sight, with numerology for aerial network slicing to provision time-critical services and broadband access. Accordingly, we formulate a user admission control policy to regulate band access after which we formulate a joint resource block and power allocation problem, a mixed-integer non-linear programming problem, to minimize the quality-of-service gap of the throughput-dependent broadband users as a best-effort service and meet the time-critical service requirements. We propose a low-complexity algorithm, PREDICT, to tackle the formulated problem and present extensive simulation results to validate the advantages of our scheme.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9500-9510
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Automotive Engineering


  • Admission control
  • UAV
  • best-effort
  • dual-band
  • mmWave
  • resource allocation


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