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Article


Title

On the Placement and Sustainability of Drone FSO Backhaul Relays

Authors

[ 1 ] Wydział Informatyki i Telekomunikacji, Politechnika Poznańska | [ 2 ] Instytut Radiokomunikacji, Wydział Informatyki i Telekomunikacji, Politechnika Poznańska | [ SzD ] doctoral school student | [ P ] employee

Scientific discipline (Law 2.0)

[2.3] Information and communication technology

Year of publication

2022

Published in

IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

Journal year: 2022 | Journal volume: vol. 11 | Journal number: iss. 8

Article type

scientific article

Publication language

english

Keywords
EN
  • free-space optical communication
  • relay networks (telecommunication)
  • drone base stations
  • solar panels
Abstract

EN We consider free-space optical (FSO) communication links for the backhaul connectivity of small cells (SCs) where a UAV with an FSO apparatus can serve as a backhaul relay node. We demonstrate how such drone relay stations (DRSs) can be deployed in a high-rise urban area in order to provide FSO line-of-sight (LOS) links that are unobstructed by buildings. Also, in our solution we consider the case where solar panels are mounted on DRSs such that placing the DRS in a sunny location is prioritized, and we show the gain in terms of number of required trips to recharge the UAV.

Date of online publication

27.05.2022

Pages (from - to)

1723 - 1727

DOI

10.1109/LWC.2022.3178546

URL

https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9783028

Points of MNiSW / journal

100.0

Impact Factor

4.348 [List 2020]

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