Efficient Aerial Relaying Station Path Planning for Emergency Event-based Communications

Van Linh Nguyen, Lan Huong Nguyen, Ren Hung Hwang, Jian Jhih Kuo, Po Ching Lin

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Abstract

For critical applications such as emergency medical rescue missions or telehealth in remote areas, stable network connectivity is vital for patient state monitoring and proper temporary care. Unexpected connection interruption or network lag can cause trouble for skilled doctors in remote care centers to predict the progress of a patient's condition. Network quality is variable in many areas because of signal power degradation (zones without purple coverage) in rural areas with many building obstacles. As a result, many current emergency services still rely on on-site first aid efforts. The idea of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) serving as aerial relaying stations to provide connectivity for ground users has received much attention over the years. However, controlling UAVs via cellular networks is still a challenging issue. In this work, we consider the mission of dispatching UAVbased relaying stations as a path-planning scheme, where the UAVs go to planned locations and serve the EVs with a certain connectivity requirement. The core novelty of this work is a novel searching scheme that can suggest a deployment plan for the swarm of UAVs at the time of the EVs' departure. The search is also robust for path planning with real-time applications or dynamic environments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 IEEE 20th Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages973-974
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781665497343
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event20th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2023 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 8 Jan 202311 Jan 2023

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC
Volume2023-January
ISSN (Print)2331-9860

Conference

Conference20th IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period8/01/2311/01/23

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