• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2019, Volume: 12, Issue: 39, Pages: 1-9

Original Article

Link‐level Performance Modelling for Next-Generation UAV Relay with Millimetre‐Wave Simultaneously in Access and Backhaul


Objectives: The ultimate goal of this study is to explore, analyse, and evaluate the use of mm Wave in access and backhaul network simultaneously for the use of UAVs in Next-Generation Wireless Networks (5G). Methods/statistical analysis: Future wireless communication, especially the densified 5G network, will bring numerous innovations to the current telecommunication industry and will support a 100-fold gain in throughput, 100-folds in connection for at least 100 billion devices, and a 10 Gb/s individual user experience capable of extremely low latency and response times. In such scenarios, the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as Base Stations (BS) becomes one of the viable options for providing 5G services. Findings: This study analyses and describe the distinctive rich characteristics of mmWave propagation. Indepth literature review has been conducted. End‐to‐end equations have been derived for calculating power received by the end-user while getting coverage through amplify-and-forward UAV relay. Using ray racing simulator, effectiveness of diffracted, reflected, and scattered paths versus direct paths has been shown in tiny wavelength frequency band. Application/improvements: Huge continuous bandwidth availability in mmWave has increased its lucrativeness in radio communication. Smart integration of UAVs in 5G network needs efficient placement mechanism for providing blazingly fast wireless cellular network services. This fundamental study will facilitate further research in exploring UAV-supported 5G network at unparalleled mmWave frequency band.

Keywords: Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Unnamed Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Communication Resource Management (CRM), Edge Computing at RAN (EC-RAN), Core Network (CN), Customer Quality Experience (CQX), Free-space Optical Communication (FSO), Aerial Network (AN), Key Point indicator (KPI), Fronthaul (FH), Backhaul (BH)


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