A novel airborne self organising architecture for 5G+ Networks

Muhammad Zeeshan Shakir, Hamed Ahmadi, Konstantinos Katzis

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Abstract

Network Flying Platforms (NFPs) such as unmanned aerial vehicles, unmanned balloons or drones flying at low/medium/high altitude can be employed to enhance network coverage and capacity by deploying a swarm of flying platforms that implement novel radio resource management techniques. In this paper, we propose a noval layered architecture where NFPs, of various types and flying in low/medium/high layers in a swarm of flying platforms, are considered as an integrated part of the future cellular networks to inject additional capacity and expand the coverage for exceptional scenarios (sports events, concerts, etc.) and hard-to-reach areas (rural or sparsely populated areas). Successful roll-out of the proposed architecture depends on several factors including, but are not limited to: network optimisation for NFP placement and association, safety operations of NFP for network/equipment security, and reliability for NFP transport and control/signalling mechanisms. In this work, we formulate the optimum placement of NFP at a low layer (LL) by exploiting the airborne self-organising network (SON) features. Our initial simulations show the NFP-LL can serve more User Equipments (UEs) using this placement technique.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conf. Vehicular Technology (VTC-Fall)
Place of PublicationToronto, Canada
PublisherIEEE
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jun 2017

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Shakir, M. Z., Ahmadi, H., & Katzis, K. (Accepted/In press). A novel airborne self organising architecture for 5G+ Networks. In IEEE International Conf. Vehicular Technology (VTC-Fall) Toronto, Canada: IEEE.
Shakir, Muhammad Zeeshan ; Ahmadi, Hamed ; Katzis, Konstantinos. / A novel airborne self organising architecture for 5G+ Networks. IEEE International Conf. Vehicular Technology (VTC-Fall). Toronto, Canada : IEEE, 2017.
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Shakir, MZ, Ahmadi, H & Katzis, K 2017, A novel airborne self organising architecture for 5G+ Networks. in IEEE International Conf. Vehicular Technology (VTC-Fall). IEEE, Toronto, Canada.

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IEEE International Conf. Vehicular Technology (VTC-Fall). Toronto, Canada : IEEE, 2017.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Shakir MZ, Ahmadi H, Katzis K. A novel airborne self organising architecture for 5G+ Networks. In IEEE International Conf. Vehicular Technology (VTC-Fall). Toronto, Canada: IEEE. 2017