Latency Aware Drone Base Station Placement in Heterogeneous Networks

Xiang Sun, Nirwan Ansari

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Abstract

Different from traditional static small cells, Drone Base Stations (DBSs) exhibit their own advantages, i.e., faster and cheaper to deploy, more flexibly reconfigured, and likely to have better communications channels owing to the presence of short-range line-of-sight links. Thus, applying DBSs into the cellular network has great potential to increase the throughput of the network and improve Quality of Service (QoS) of Mobile Users (MUs). In this paper, we focus on how to place the DBS (i.e., jointly determining the location and the association coverage of a DBS) in order to improve the QoS in terms of minimizing the total average latency ratio of MUs by considering the energy capacity limitation of the DBS. We formulate the DBS placement problem as an optimization problem and design a Latency aware dronE bAse station Placement (LEAP) algorithm to solve it efficiently. The performance of LEAP is demonstrated via simulations as compared to other two baseline methods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509050192
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2017
Event2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 4 2017Dec 8 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE Global Communications Conference, GLOBECOM 2017
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/4/1712/8/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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