Drone formation algorithm on 3D space for a drone-based network infrastructure

Seongjoon Park, Hyunsoon Kim, Kangho Kim, Hwangnam Kim

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Abstract

With the rapid proliferation of drones, there have been numbers of opportunities and challenges in drone application research area. One of the highlighted topics about the drones is constructing an ad-hoc network of drones and utilizing each as an access point (AP) to build an instant network infrastructure. However, there has been no research about drones optimal position improving network service quality of end users. We analyze the drone-based network infrastructure in terms of the network capacity allocation, and propose a drone formation algorithm that determines the 3D geographic location of each drone. Since each drone is hovering in the air while acting as an AP, its altitude must be also considered for the efficiency and performance of wireless communication. We assume the signal propagation model of the drone to be the shape of a sphere and define the relationship between the altitude and the coverage area of the drone. With this property, our algorithm finds the appropriate coordinates of drones one by one. Through the mathematical analysis, we show that the proposed algorithm can make drone-based network infrastructure provide reliable and user-satisfying network service.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 27th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509032549
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Dec 21
Event27th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2016 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2016 Sep 42016 Sep 8

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Other27th IEEE Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2016
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period16/9/416/9/8

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Park, S., Kim, H., Kim, K., & Kim, H. (2016). Drone formation algorithm on 3D space for a drone-based network infrastructure. In 2016 IEEE 27th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications, PIMRC 2016 [7794907] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PIMRC.2016.7794907