UAV Base Station Location Optimization for Next Generation Wireless Networks: Overview and Future Research Directions

Cihan Tugrul Cicek, Hakan Gultekin, Bulent Tavli, Halim Yanikomeroglu

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Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles mounted base stations (UAV-BSs) are expected to become one of the significant components of the Next Generation Wireless Networks (NGWNs). Rapid deployment, mobility, higher chances of unobstructed propagation path, and flexibility features of UAV-BSs have attracted significant attention. Despite, potentially, high gains brought by UAV-BSs in NGWNs, many challenges are also introduced by them. Optimal location assignment to UAV-BSs, arguably, is the most widely investigated problem in the literature on UAV-BSs in NGWNs. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of the literature on the location optimization of UAV-BSs in NGWNs. A generic optimization framework through a universal Mixed Integer Non-Linear Programming (MINLP) formulation is constructed and the specifications of its constituents are elaborated. The generic problem is classified into a novel taxonomy. Due to the highly challenging nature of the optimization problem a range of solutions are adopted in the literature which are also covered under the aforementioned classification. Furthermore, future research directions on UAV-BS location optimization in 5G and beyond non-terrestrial aerial communication systems are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 1st International Conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems-Oman, UVS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538693681
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 4 2019
Event1st International Conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems-Oman, UVS 2019 - Muscat, Oman
Duration: Feb 5 2019Feb 7 2019

Publication series

Name2019 1st International Conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems-Oman, UVS 2019

Conference

Conference1st International Conference on Unmanned Vehicle Systems-Oman, UVS 2019
Country/TerritoryOman
CityMuscat
Period2/5/192/7/19

Keywords

  • beyond 5G
  • non-terrestrial networks
  • optimization
  • survey
  • UAV base station
  • unmanned aerial vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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