Airborne users are always dreaming of enjoying a good Internet access experience while in the air. However, due to long propagation delay and limited network coverage, the existing data communication methods utilized in space and ground communications not only fail to ensure the quality-of-service (QoS) of airborne users, but also incur significant energy consumption to process content requests. In this paper, we introduce the aeronautical ad hoc network (AANET) as a new method of network access and design an energy-efficient data access scheme in civil aircrafts-enabled space-air-ground integrated networks (CAE-SAGIN). In order to minimize the energy consumption, we propose a service selection scheme based on reinforcement learning and formulate a joint optimization problem of resource allocation and request distribution. Leveraged by the Lyapunov optimization method, the optimization problem can be solved by the proposed joint optimization algorithm. Extensive simulations are conducted to confirm the stability of the CAE-SAGIN, and demonstrate that the proposed data access scheme can effectively reduce both the energy consumption and the processing delay. Moreover, the advantages of using AANET are becoming more obvious when higher data rate is required.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking|
|Publication status||Published - 2021 Jun|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Computer Networks and Communications