Maximizing indoor wireless coverage using UAVs equipped with directional antennas

Hazim Shakhatreh, Abdallah Khreishah, Noor Shamsiah Othman, Ahmad Sawalmeh

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Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used to provide wireless coverage during emergency cases where each UAV serves as an aerial wireless base station when the cellular network goes down. They can also be used to supplement the ground base station in order to provide better coverage and higher data rates for the users. In this paper, we aim to maximize the indoor wireless coverage using UAVs equipped with directional antennas. We study the case that the UAVs are using one channel, thus in order to maximize the total indoor wireless coverage, we avoid any overlapping in their coverage volumes. We present two methods to place the UAVs; providing wireless coverage from one building side and from two building sides. Our results show that the upside-down arrangements of UAVs, can improve the maximum total coverage by 100% compared to providing wireless coverage from one building side when the UAVs use one channel. In order to provide full wireless coverage, we use UAVs with multiple channels and show that the upside-down arrangements of UAVs required 20%-33% fewer number of UAVs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 13th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages175-180
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538631324
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 09 Mar 2018
Event13th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2017 - Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Nov 201730 Nov 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE 13th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2017
Volume2017-November

Other

Other13th IEEE Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru, Johor
Period28/11/1730/11/17

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management

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Shakhatreh, H., Khreishah, A., Othman, N. S., & Sawalmeh, A. (2018). Maximizing indoor wireless coverage using UAVs equipped with directional antennas. In 2017 IEEE 13th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2017 (pp. 175-180). (2017 IEEE 13th Malaysia International Conference on Communications, MICC 2017; Vol. 2017-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MICC.2017.8311754