Performance analysis of UAV-assisted backhaul solutions in THz enabled hybrid heterogeneous network:2020 IEEE INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020

Raja, A.A. and Jamshed, M.A. and Pervaiz, H. and Hassan, S.A. (2020) Performance analysis of UAV-assisted backhaul solutions in THz enabled hybrid heterogeneous network:2020 IEEE INFOCOM Conference on Computer Communications Workshops, INFOCOM WKSHPS 2020. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

Heterogeneous networks (HetNets) comprising of various communication technologies with wireless backhaul capabilities are becoming essential ingredients to satisfy the high data rate requirements set for future wireless systems. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and the addition of Terahertz (THz)-based communication is considered a key pillar in providing such capabilities. UAVs are used to provide infrastructure less, rapid and on-demand deployment, while THz technology is a new wireless frontier and a potential enabler for providing immense data rates. Wireless backhaul capabilities are necessary to avoid cumbersome wired layouts. In this paper, we consider a multi-tier HetNet comprising of UAVs operating at sub-6GHz, small base stations (BSs) operating at THz frequencies and a macro-BS (MBS) operating at sub-6GHz. Wireless backhauling is provided by the MBS, some UAVs, and by a few THz cells. Network coverage and data rates are taken as quality of service (QoS) performance metrics. We analyze the effectiveness of the HetNet configuration on network coverage and data rates by varying different parameters. Extensive simulation has been performed, which validates the significance of deploying such a HetNet with wireless backhaul capabilities and to provide elevated data rates to the end users. © 2020 IEEE.

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Conference code: 162346 Export Date: 7 October 2020 Correspondence Address: Raja, A.A.; School of Electrical Engineering Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences Technology (NUST), School of Electrical Engineering Computer Science (SEECS), National University of Sciences Technology (NUST)Pakistan; email: araja.phd15seecs@seecs.edu.pk References: Damnjanovic, A., Montojo, J., Wei, Y., Ji, T., Luo, T., Vajapeyam, M., Yoo, T., Malladi, D., A survey on 3GPP heterogeneous networks (2011) IEEE Wireless Communications, 18 (3), pp. 10-21; Naqvi, S.A.R., Hassan, S.A., Pervaiz, H., Ni, Q., Drone-aided communication as a key enabler for 5G and resilient public safety networks (2018) IEEE Communications Magazine, 56 (1), pp. 36-42; Al-Hourani, A., Kandeepan, S., Lardner, S., Optimal lap altitude for maximum coverage (2014) IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, 3 (6), pp. 569-572; Mozaffari, M., Saad, W., Bennis, M., Debbah, M., Efficient deployment of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles for optimal wireless coverage (2016) IEEE Communications Letters, 20 (8), pp. 1647-1650; Alzenad, M., Shakir, M.Z., Yanikomeroglu, H., Alouini, M.-S., Fso-based vertical backhaul/fronthaul framework for 5G+ wireless networks (2018) IEEE Communications Magazine, 56 (1), pp. 218-224; Shehzad, M.K., Hassan, S.A., Mahmood, A., Gidlund, M., On the association of small cell base stations with uavs using unsupervised learning 2019 IEEE 89th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2019-Spring), pp. 1-5; Akyildiz, I.F., Jornet, J.M., Han, C., Terahertz band: Next frontier for wireless communications (2014) Physical Communication, 12, pp. 16-32; Akyildiz, I.F., Han, C., Nie, S., Combating the distance problem in the millimeter wave and terahertz frequency bands (2018) IEEE Communications Magazine, 56 (6), pp. 102-108; Xiao, Z., Yang, Q., Huang, J., Huang, Z., Zhou, W., Gao, Y., Shu, R., He, Z., Terahertz communication windows and their point-to-point transmission verification (2018) Applied Optics, 57 (27), pp. 7673-7680; Boulogeorgos, Terahertz technologies to deliver optical network quality of experience in wireless systems beyond 5G (2018) IEEE Communications Magazine, 56 (6), pp. 144-151; Narytnyk, T., Possibilities of using THz band radio communication channels for super high-rate backhaul (2014) Telecommunications and Radio Engineering, 73 (15); Umer, A., Hassan, S.A., Pervaiz, H., Musavian, L., Ni, Q., Imran, M.A., Secrecy spectrum and energy efficiency analysis in massive mimoenabled multi-tier hybrid hetnets (2019) IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking; Jornet, J.M., Akyildiz, I.F., Channel modeling and capacity analysis for electromagnetic wireless nanonetworks in the terahertz band (2011) IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 10 (10), pp. 3211-3221; Lin, C., Li, G.Y., Indoor terahertz communications: How many antenna arrays are needed? (2015) IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 14 (6), pp. 3097-3107; Rothman, L.S., The hitran 2008 molecular spectroscopic database (2009) Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 110 (9-10), pp. 533-572
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