Tutorial: Role of Flying Platforms for Global Connectivity

Shakir, M. Z. (Speaker), Mohamed-Slim Alouini (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Description

Driven by an emerging use of flying platforms such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones and unmanned balloons in future network applications and the challenges that the 6G networks exhibit, the focus of this tutorial is to demonstrate the evolution of the flying platforms as a novel architectural enabler for radio access network (RAN) and their integration with the future cellular access and backhaul/fronthaul networks.These platforms are networked, flying and a potential way to offer high data rate, high reliability and ultra-low latent access and backhaul/fronthaul to future 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 areas,social gathering, temporary health infrastructure (such as the ones being build during Covid-19 Pandemic in the UK) and disaster affected scenarios, etc.
Period5 Oct 2020
Event title 27th International Conference on Telecommunications
Event typeConference
LocationBali, Indonesia
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • UAV
  • global connectivity
  • 5G
  • Wireless communications