Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-enabled Wireless Communications and Networking


Publishing date
01 Oct 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
11 Jun 2021

Lead Editor

1Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Republic of Korea

2Telecommunications University, Nhatrang, Vietnam

3Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-enabled Wireless Communications and Networking

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More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Nowadays, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have found numerous applications in a variety of fields, such as aerial inspection, photography, precision agriculture, traffic control, search and rescue, package delivery, and wireless communications. Among applications and enabling technologies for UAVs, wireless communication is absolutely essential. Instead of conventional terrestrial communications, UAV-enabled communications and networking offer new opportunities for cellular-connected UAVs and other UAV-enabled wireless communications in 5G and beyond.

UAVs can be exploited as a promising communication platform thanks to their advantages, such as their ability to operate in dangerous environments, to be relocated easily and rapidly on demand, to improve coverage due to the improved line-of-sight (LoS) connections with ground users, have adjustable height to meet quality of service (QoS) requirements based on user intensities, desired data rate, and interference/blockage effects. However, UAV-enabled communications and networking may encounter several challenges against their maturity. Specifically, the high altitude of the UAVs requires the cellular base station (BS) to offer 3D aerial coverage, which may result in more frequent handovers and time-varying wireless backhaul links with ground BSs/users. Another problem is that the LoS-dominant air-to-ground channel may cause a strong air-to-ground interference, which is a critical issue that may severely limit the cellular network capacity of coexisting aerial and terrestrial BSs/users. Furthermore, the LoS-dominant air-to-ground links also make UAV communications more susceptible to jamming/eavesdropping attacks by malicious ground nodes. Finally, since the UAVs usually have stringent size, weight, and power (SWAP) constraints, they pose critical limits on their endurance and communication capabilities. Therefore, smaller size, lighter weight, more compact antenna, and more power efficient hardware than their terrestrial counterparts need to be designed to cater to the limited payloads and sizes of UAVs.

The goal of this Special Issue is to disseminate the latest research and innovations in UAV-enabled wireless communications and networking. Original research and review articles are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Modelled channels for UAVs
  • Antenna model for UAVs
  • UAV energy consumption model
  • New architectures/protocols for cellular-connected UAVs
  • Offline/online UAV trajectory design with QoS constraints
  • Physical-layer security in UAV-terrestrial users
  • Integrating UAVs into cellular networks
  • Interference management techniques for UAV communication
  • UAV BS/relay 3D placement and dynamic movement
  • MIMO/massive MIMO/mmWave for UAV-assisted communications
  • UAV meets wireless power/energy harvesting/caching/edge computing
  • Machine learning/AI for UAV communications and networking

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 1629012
  • - Research Article

User-Centric UAV Group Power Allocation Algorithm

Yuexia Zhang | Pengfei Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 8615367
  • - Research Article

Energy-Efficient Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Surveillance Utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Hai T. Do | Linh H. Truong | ... | Nga T. T. Nguyen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 2937224
  • - Research Article

3D Deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Base Station Assisting Ground-Base Station

Khaled F. Hayajneh | Khaled Bani-Hani | ... | Ahmad Sawalmeh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5589487
  • - Research Article

Empirical Path Loss Channel Characterization Based on Air-to-Air Ground Reflection Channel Modeling for UAV-Enabled Wireless Communications

Jatuporn Supramongkonset | Sarun Duangsuwan | ... | Sathaporn Promwong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 9934025
  • - Research Article

Adaptive Ku-Band Solar Rectenna for Internet-of-Things- (IoT)-over-Satellite Applications

Chokri Baccouch | Chayma Bahhar | ... | Taoufik Aguili
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5589605
  • - Research Article

Efficient Placement of an Aerial Relay Drone for Throughput Maximization

Hazim Shakhatreh | Ali Alenezi | ... | Waed Malkawi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5537517
  • - Research Article

Joint Position and Time Allocation Optimization of UAV-Aided Wireless Powered Relay Communication Systems

Xiaofei Di | Yang Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5545910
  • - Research Article

Performance Analysis of Energy Harvesting UAV Selection

Khuong Ho-Van | Thiem Do-Dac
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