Proactive Coverage Area Decisions Based on Data Field for Drone Base Station Deployment

Bo Hu, Chuan'an Wang, Shanzhi Chen, Lei Wang, Hanzhang Yang
2018 Sensors  
Using the drone base station (DBS) to alleviate the network coverage supply-demand mismatch is an attractive issue. Found in DBS-assisted cellular mobile networks, the deployment of DBSs to cope with the dynamic load requirements is an important problem. The authors propose a proactive DBS deployment method to enhance the DBS deployment flexibility based on network traffic. The proposed scheme uses potential value and minimum distance to decide the areas that most need to be covered, which are
more » ... amed as proactive coverage areas (PCAs), whereby the DBSs are assigned to cover those PCAs. Meanwhile, when the number of required DBSs is determined, the energy consumption is related to the coverage radius and the altitude of DBSs. Therefore, the proposed method further investigates the on-demand coverage radius and then obtains the altitude of DBSs. Simulations show that the proposed proactive DBS deployment method provides better coverage performance with a significant complexity reduction.
doi:10.3390/s18113917 fatcat:75zfga2snjapvhgkcotkcawkmm