UAV-aided two-way mobile relaying systems

Subin Eom, Hoon Lee, Junhee Park, Inkyu Lee

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This letter investigates a two-way mobile relaying strategy where a relay mounted on a unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) helps bidirectional communication of a pair of ground nodes (GNs). In order to deal with the minimum average rate maximization problem between two GNs, UAV trajectory, transmit power, and bandwidth are jointly optimized by fully utilizing the mobility of UAV and communication resources. To solve this problem, we apply a successive convex approximation technique for non-convex constraints by introducing new surrogate functions. Since all variables are jointly updated at the same iteration, we can yield a Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) point at the convergence point from the proposed algorithm. The effectiveness of the proposed algorithm is demonstrated in numerical results.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8896023
Pages (from-to)438-442
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Communications Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb


  • UAV communication
  • throughput maximization
  • trajectory optimization
  • two-way relay

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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