Keynote Speech: Networked-Flying Platforms: Paving the Way Towards B5G Wireless Networks

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


Abstract: Abstract:

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-5G (B5G) networks exhibit, the focus of this 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 access and backhaul/fronthaul networks. NFPs are networked, flying and a potential way to offer high data rate, high reliability and ultra-low latent access and backhaul/fronthaul to 5G and B5G wireless networks. Such large scale deployable platforms and frameworks will guarantee the global information and communication requirements in future smart and resilient cities and solve the 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 talk will provide balanced coverage on recent trends, challenges and future research and development related to the integration of NFPs with 5G and B5G networks.
Period29 Jan 201831 Jan 2018
Event title6th Technical Meeting of European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) Action CA15104: Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond
Event typeConference
LocationNicosia, Cyprus
Degree of RecognitionInternational