Towards Efficient Control of Mobile Network-Enabled UAVs

Hamed Hellaoui, Ali Chelli, Miloud Bagaa, Tarik Taleb, Matthias Patzold

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The efficient control of mobile network-enabled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is targeted in this paper. In particular, a downlink scenario is considered, in which control messages are sent to UAVs via cellular base stations (BSs). Unlike terrestrial user equipment (UEs), UAVs perceive a large number of BSs, which can lead to increased interference causing poor or even unacceptable throughput. This paper proposes a framework for efficient control of UAVs. First, a communication model is introduced for flying UAVs taking into account interference, path loss and fast fading. The characteristics of UAVs make such model different compared to traditional ones. Thereafter, in order to ensure the efficient control, a solution is proposed for reducing interference. This is achieved by efficiently assigning sub-carriers to the UAVs in a way to reduce interference. A maximum independent set formulation is proposed along with an algorithm for optimal sub-carrier allocation. The obtained results demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed solution in terms of enhancing the link quality of UAVs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2019
ISBN (Electronic)9781538676462
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 15 Apr 201919 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
ISSN (Print)1525-3511
ISSN (Electronic)1558-2612


ConferenceIEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
Abbreviated titleWCNC


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