Resource allocation for machine-to-machine communications with unmanned aerial vehicles

Mehdi Naderi Soorki, Mohammad Mozaffari, Walid Saad, Mohammad Hossein Manshaei, Hossein Saidi

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel framework for power-efficient, cluster-based machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is proposed. In the studied model, a number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used as aerial base stations to collect data from the cluster heads (CHs) of a set of M2M clusters. To minimize the CHs' transmit power while satisfying the rate requirements of M2M devices, an optimal scheduling and resource allocation mechanism for CH-UAV communications is proposed. First, using the queue rate stability concept, the minimum number of UAVs as well as the dwelling time that each UAV must spend for servicing the CHs are computed. Next, the optimal resource allocation for the CH-UAV communication links is determined such that M2M devices rate requirements are satisfied with a minimum transmit power. Simulation results show that, as the packet transmission probability of machines increases, the minimum number of UAVs required to guarantee the queue rate stability of CHs will also significantly increase. Our results also show that, compared to a case with pre-deployed terrestrial base stations, the average transmit power of CHs will decrease by 68% when UAVs are used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2016 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509024827
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: Dec 4 2016Dec 8 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2016 - Proceedings

Other

Other2016 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period12/4/1612/8/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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