Lifetime Maximization for UAV-assisted Data Gathering Networks in the Presence of Jamming [article]

Ali Rahmati, Seyyedali Hosseinalipour, Ismail Guvenc, Huaiyu Dai, Arupjyoti Bhuyan
2020 arXiv   pre-print
Deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is recently getting significant attention due to a variety of practical use cases, such as surveillance, data gathering, and commodity delivery. Since UAVs are powered by batteries, energy efficient communication is of paramount importance. In this paper, we investigate the problem of lifetime maximization of a UAV-assisted network in the presence of multiple sources of interference, where the UAVs are deployed to collect data from a set of wireless
more » ... sensors. We demonstrate that the placement of the UAVs play a key role in prolonging the lifetime of the network since the required transmission powers of the UAVs are closely related to their locations in space. In the proposed scenario, the UAVs transmit the gathered data to a primary UAV called leader, which is in charge of forwarding the data to the base station (BS) via a backhaul UAV network. We deploy tools from spectral graph theory to tackle the problem due to its high non-convexity. Simulation results demonstrate that our proposed method can significantly improve the lifetime of the UAV network.
arXiv:2005.04585v1 fatcat:bcpys6pqgrhw7gvwnrbrmxuraa