Performance Analysis for Multi-Layer Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks

Dongsun Kim, Jemin Lee, Tony Q.S. Quek

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In this paper, we provide the model of the multi-layer aerial network (MAN), composed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that distributed in Poisson point process (PPP) with different transmission power, heights, and densities. In our model, we consider the line of sight (LoS) and non-line of sight (NLoS) channels, which is probabilistically formed. We first derive the probability distribution function (PDF) of the main link distance and the Laplace transform of interference of MAN by considering a transmitter/receiver association based on the strongest average received power. We then analyze the successful transmission probability (STP) of the MAN, and provide the upper bounds of the optimal UAV densities in each layer that maximize the STP of the MAN. Through the numerical results, we show the existence of the optimal height of the aerial network (AN) after exploring the performance tradeoff caused by the height. We also show both the optimal UAV density as well as its upper bound decrease with the height of the ANs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538649206
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Feb 19
Event2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 2018 Dec 92018 Dec 13

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018 - Proceedings


Conference2018 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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