Invited Talk: Networked-Flying Platforms: Paving the Way Towards 5G and Beyond Wireless Backhaul Networks

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Driven by an emerging use of Networked Flying Platforms (NFPs) such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned balloons in future network applications and the challenges that the 5G and beyond networks exhibit, the focus of this tutorial talk is to demonstrate the evolution of the NFPs as a novel architectural enabler for radio access network (RAN) and their integration with the future cellular backhaul/fronthaul networks. NFPs are networked, flying and a potential way to offer high data rate, high reliability and ultra-low latent backhaul/fronthaul to 5G and beyond wireless networks. Such large scale deployable platforms and frameworks will guarantee ubiquitous connectivity problems in many challenging network environments, e.g., coverage or capacity enhancements for remote or sparsely populated, social gathering and disaster affected areas, etc. This tutorial talk will provide balanced coverage on recent trends, challenges and future research and development on the integration of NFPs with 5G and beyond networks.

Specifically, this tutorial talk will provide answers for the following:

•How NFPs can offer a reliable, high data rate and scalable solution to fronthaul the ultra-dense small cell deployment (NFPs deployment architecture, potential high data rate technologies, and NFP-small cell association)?
•How NFPs can enhance capacity and coverage for users and networks (NFP placement, resource allocation and network and user centric approaches)?
•What are the economic and regulatory perspectives of deploying NPFs for cellular access and backhaul networks (total cost of operation and some latest regulations)?
Period30 Oct 2017
Held atUniversity of York, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionNational