• Aerial wireless networks: Proposed solution for coverage optimisation

      Eltanani, S.; Ghafir, Ibrahim (2021-05)
      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), commercially known as drones, have received great attention. This is due to their versatility and applicability to a large number of domains such as surveillance system, aerial photography, traffic control, flyable base stations to provide a broadband coverage and even for future urban transportation services. In this paper, the optimal distance between multiple aerial base stations has analytically been derived, based on an aerial coverage area computation. This is a fundamental wireless metric that can significantly minimise the intra-overlapped coverage and also can enhance wireless coverage connectivity and performance of aerial wireless networks. The novelty of our approach brings a better aerial optimal design understanding for UAVs communications performance without the need for establishing an aerial deployment setup.
    • Coverage optimisation for aerial wireless networks

      Eltanani, S.; Ghafir, Ibrahim (2020-12)
      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are considered, nowadays, as a futuristic and robust paradigm for 5G wireless networks, in terms of providing Internet connectivity services onto infrastructure cellular networks. In this paper, the interference regime caused by multiple downlink aerial wireless transmission beams has been highlighted. This has been introduced by estimating the UAVs coverage area that is analytically derived in a tractable closed-form expression. The rationale of the analysed coverage approach relies on observing and adapting the joint aerial distance between the aerial base stations. This can minimize the intra-overlapped coverage and ultimately maximize the overall coverage performance for a better quality of service demands. The novelty of our approach brings useful design insights for UAVs system-level performance that technically helps in aerial coverage computations without the need of performing an aerial deployment setup. To the end, the performance effectiveness of our methodology has been tested under an urban propagation environment conditions, in which the original probabilistic channel model approximation has been taken into account. Moreover, this paper identifies the interference issue of such an aerial network as a shrinkage or distortion phenomenon.