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Cellular Coverage-Aware Path Planning for UAVs [article]

Sibren De Bast, Evgenii Vingradov, Sofie Pollin
2019 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper, several path planning strategies are proposed and evaluated to optimise wireless coverage for UAVs.  ...  Up until now, path planning for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has mainly been focused on the optimisation towards energy efficiency.  ...  This study considers how coverage-aware path planning influences the wireless coverage of UAVs, both for current 4G and future 5G networks.  ... 
arXiv:1905.03064v1 fatcat:cubvggztibbbxaqsvqvwa6qpti

Connectivity-Aware UAV Path Planning with Aerial Coverage Maps [article]

Hongyu Yang, Jun Zhang, S.H. Song, Khaled B. Lataief
2019 arXiv   pre-print
To explicitly impose communication requirements on UAV path planning, we introduce two new metrics to quantify the cellular connectivity quality of a UAV path.  ...  In this paper, we propose to overcome this difficulty by exploiting controllable mobility of UAVs, and investigate connectivity-aware UAV path planning.  ...  Connectivity-Aware Path Planning Problem In this paper, we investigate cellular-connected UAVs for long-range applications, and consider a connectivity-aware path planning problem.  ... 
arXiv:1905.05926v2 fatcat:qal3gp2v2vgm3dtbymvewy27bi

Quality-aware trajectory planning of cellular connected UAVs

Muhammad Usman Sheikh, Maria Riaz, Furqan Jameel, Riku Jäntti, Navuday Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Mamoun Alazab
2020 Proceedings of the 2nd ACM MobiCom Workshop on Drone Assisted Wireless Communications for 5G and Beyond  
., Dijkstra and A-star also known as A* algorithm, for quality-aware trajectory planning of the UAV.  ...  The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is becoming common in our daily lives and cellular networks are effective in providing support services to UAVs for long-range applications.  ...  A recent study on cellular-connected UAVs [16] also employed aerial connectivity coverage map approach in graph search method for finding the coverage hole detour path of flying UAV.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3414045.3415943 dblp:conf/mobicom/SheikhRJJS0A20 fatcat:bc2rzk4myfhd3ihu7a63sjcypy

Coverage Path Planning Methods Focusing on Energy Efficient and Cooperative Strategies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Georgios Fevgas, Thomas Lagkas, Vasileios Argyriou, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
2022 Sensors  
The coverage path planning (CPP) algorithms aim to cover the total area of interest with minimum overlapping. The goal of the CPP algorithms is to minimize the total covering path and execution time.  ...  Significant research has been done in robotics, particularly for multi-unmanned unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) cooperation and energy efficiency in CPP problems.  ...  Keywords utilized were: "Coverage Path Planning", "Decomposition methods", "CPP methods", "Multi-robot CPP methods", "Cell decomposition", "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles", "Energy optimal path", "Energy-aware  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22031235 pmid:35161979 pmcid:PMC8839296 fatcat:fhi5nbxz6vfa7h3qw7cjs667bq

Disconnectivity-Aware Energy-Efficient Cargo-UAV Trajectory Planning with Minimum Handoffs [article]

Nesrine Cherif, Wael Jaafar, Halim Yanikomeroglu, Abbas Yongacoglu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
On-board battery consumption, cellular disconnectivity, and frequent handoff are key challenges for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) based delivery missions, a.k.a., cargo-UAV.  ...  Indeed, with the introduction of UAV technology into cargo shipping and logistics, designing energy-efficient paths becomes a serious issue for the next retail industry transformation.  ...  CONCLUSION In this paper, we investigated the disconnectivity and handoff aware path planning problem for the cargo-UAV, aiming to minimize both its energy consumption and handoff rate.  ... 
arXiv:2106.14276v1 fatcat:ose6ihvb25afdhxmvc4zgzispe

Survey on Coverage Path Planning with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Tauã Cabreira, Lisane Brisolara, Paulo R. Ferreira Jr.
2019 Drones  
Coverage path planning consists of finding the route which covers every point of a certain area of interest.  ...  This paper aims to explore and analyze the existing studies in the literature related to the different approaches employed in coverage path planning problems, especially those using UAVs.  ...  to the limited endurance of UAVs in coverage path planning missions.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones3010004 fatcat:j3nsrywfnjcy3aw3zrug6xzmyu

Path Planning for UAV Communication Networks: Related Technologies, Solutions, and Opportunities

Junhai Luo, Zhiyan Wang, Ming Xia, Linyong Wu, Yuxin Tian, Yu Chen
2022 ACM Computing Surveys  
We then investigate the generic UAV path planning algorithms and the path planning algorithms in UAVCN.  ...  Path planning has been a hot and challenging field in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).  ...  Quality of Service Aware (QoS-Aware) QoS-Aware is the main problem for cellular-connected UAV networks. It can be improved from four aspects: throughput, bandwidth, delay, and data rate.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3560261 fatcat:pcqxrenolrdezkz2bx6cmb7zvu


Muhammad Nauman Bashir, Kamaludin Mohamad Yusof
2019 Jurnal Teknologi  
Finally, analytical tools and frameworks for performance optimizations are presented.  ...  One of the best evolution in technology breakthroughs is the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  ...  The authors are grateful and would like to thank the School of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for the facilities provided and those who directly or  ... 
doi:10.11113/jt.v82.13183 fatcat:m3twjabpczff5jt3rblutjq5wi

Communication-Aware UAV Path Planning

Afshin Mardani, Marcello Chiaberge, Paolo Giaccone
2019 IEEE Access  
.: Communication-Aware UAV Path Planning Planning) algorithm is to maximize the average throughput along the path, with the purpose of guaranteeing an average level of communication QoS.  ...  station [46] , in order to modify the path between way-points considering the cellular coverage map.  ...  RELATED WORK Up to now, various path-planning methods and algorithms for UAVs have been developed [5] , but they are entirely unaware of the cellular network coverage.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2911018 fatcat:77tfno5dorbd3gm2ltr6gbkmxa

PPS: Energy-Aware Grid-Based Coverage Path Planning for UAVs Using Area Partitioning in the Presence of NFZs

Alia Ghaddar, Ahmad Merei, Enrico Natalizio
2020 Sensors  
In the proposed method, grid-mapping and grid-subdivision of the area, as well as area partitioning are performed to plan the UAVs path.  ...  One of the main challenges is to determine the paths for the UAVs that optimize the usage of resources while minimizing the mission time. Different approaches rely on area partitioning strategies.  ...  Acknowledgments: The authors would like to thank the editors and the anonymous reviewers, for their valuable comments which improved the clarity and quality of the paper.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s20133742 pmid:32635411 pmcid:PMC7374364 fatcat:spfqflhbczgbxll3qx2tx6uzme

A Tutorial on UAVs for Wireless Networks: Applications, Challenges, and Open Problems [article]

Mohammad Mozaffari, Walid Saad, Mehdi Bennis, Young-Han Nam, and Merouane Debbah
2019 arXiv   pre-print
The use of such tools for addressing unique UAV problems is also presented.  ...  On the other hand, UAVs can operate as flying mobile terminals within a cellular network.  ...  For instance, the work in [127] investigated path planning for multiple UAVs for localization of a passive emitter.  ... 
arXiv:1803.00680v2 fatcat:f6t7nwjdhfgo7lir3olfqzs7w4

Multi UAV Coverage Path Planning in Urban Environments

Javier Muñoz, Blanca López, Fernando Quevedo, Concepción A. Monje, Santiago Garrido, Luis E. Moreno
2021 Sensors  
The aim of this paper is to design efficient coverage path planning collision-avoidance capable algorithms for single or multi UAV systems in cluttered urban environments.  ...  Coverage path planning (CPP) is a field of study which objective is to find a path that covers every point of a certain area of interest.  ...  Data Availability Statement: LiDAR data for the environments used in this paper have been downloaded from IGN [46] (accessed on 27 April 2020).  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21217365 pmid:34770670 fatcat:aar5nllfkveq5cvb6uk43rorau

Wireless communications with unmanned aerial vehicles: opportunities and challenges

Yong Zeng, Rui Zhang, Teng Joon Lim
2016 IEEE Communications Magazine  
Wireless communication systems that include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) promise to provide cost-effective wireless connectivity for devices without infrastructure coverage.  ...  However, the utilization of highly mobile and energy-constrained UAVs for wireless communications also introduces many new challenges.  ...  UAV Deployment and Path Planning One important design aspect of UASs is UAV path planning [10] , [11] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcom.2016.7470933 fatcat:fsneii2xovcizn26vx2viwu6re

6G Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Traffic Management: A Perspective

Rakesh Shrestha, Rojeena Bajracharya, Shiho Kim
2021 IEEE Access  
Existing cellular networks are suitable only for terrestrial communication and have limitations in supporting aerial communications.  ...  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and UAV traffic management (UTM) have drawn attention for applications such as parcel delivery, aerial mapping, agriculture, and surveillance based on line-of-sight (LoS  ...  Path planning is one of the techniques used in UAV air-traffic management. Optimum path planning for efficient decisions during critical flight has become a prime concern for UTM systems.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3092039 fatcat:5bkvjzicvvei7jkl66m3u4i5fq

Unmanned aerial vehicles optimal airtime estimation for energy aware deployment in IoT-enabled fifth generation cellular networks

Saqib Majeed, Adnan Sohail, Kashif Naseer Qureshi, Arvind Kumar, Saleem Iqbal, Jaime Lloret
2020 EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking  
Narrowband-IoT and Long Term Evolution for Machines are the newest wide area network-based cellular technologies for IoT applications.  ...  The deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has gained the popularity in cellular networks by using temporary ubiquitous coverage in the areas where the infrastructure-based networks are either not  ...  Following are some of the recent papers related to UAV-BS in cellular networks that focus on energy aware deployments. Thus, it is the duration for which the ground users are getting the services.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13638-020-01877-0 fatcat:up5e5fxulzfq7orezcnkmpvxqq
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