Average Coverage Probability for Base-Station-to-UAV Communications Over 6G Multiple Access Wireless Networks

Xi Zhang, Qixuan Zhu, H. Vincent Poor

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Abstract

While the fifth generation (5G) of wireless networks is currently being rolled out, wireless networks still need further development to meet the requirements of dramatically increasing numbers of users and new applications and the resulting traffic expected in the coming decade and beyond. The sixth generation (6G) of wireless networks is envisioned to respond to this by providing services with massive access, ultra-reliability, low latency, intelligence, and security while maximizing the spectral/energy/cost efficiency. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have attracted considerable research attention due to their mobility and ability to line-of-sight (LoS) coverage in areas that suffer from low channel quality. However, how to characterize a UAV's coverage area is a challenging problem and has not been thoroughly studied. To address this issue, in this paper we investigate the coverage performance of base station (BS) to UAV communications with a number of interfering mobile users. We first establish a Nakagami-m fading channel model for BS-toUAV wireless communications. Then, we derive a closed-form expression for the UAV's average coverage probability under the scenario of interfering mobile users. Finally, numerical results confirm our derived analytical results and evaluate the UAV's performance under different scenarios that anticipate 6G wireless networking models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages748-753
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665421591
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: Jun 26 2022Jul 1 2022

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
Volume2022-June
ISSN (Print)2157-8095

Conference

Conference2022 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, ISIT 2022
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period6/26/227/1/22

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

Keywords

  • Sixth generation (6G) wireless networks
  • average coverage probability
  • multiple access
  • quality-of-service (QoS) provisioning
  • unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

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