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Title: Optimum placement of UAV as relays
Authors: Chen, Yunfei
Feng, Wei
Zheng, Gan
Keywords: Bit error rate
Outage
Placement
Power loss
Unmanned aerial vehicles
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © IEEE
Citation: CHEN, Y., FENG, W. and ZHENG, G., 2018. Optimum placement of UAV as relays. IEEE Communications Letters, 22 (2), pp.248-251
Abstract: IEEE Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as aerial base stations or relays are becoming increasingly important in communications. In this letter, the optimum placement of a relaying UAV for maximum reliability is studied. The total power loss, the overall outage and the overall bit error rate are derived as reliability measures. The optimum altitude is investigated for both static and mobile UAVs. Numerical results show that different reliability measures have slightly different optimum altitudes and that decode-and-forward is better than amplify-and-forward.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2017.2776215
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28152
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1109/LCOMM.2017.2776215
ISSN: 1089-7798
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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