Coexistence of UAVs and Terrestrial Users in Millimeter-Wave Urban Networks

Seongjoon Kang, Marco Mezzavilla, Angel Lozano, Giovanni Geraci, Sundeep Rangan, Vasilii Semkin, William Xia, Giuseppe Loianno

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    5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) cellular networks are in the early phase of commercial deployments and present a unique opportunity for robust, high-data-rate communication to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). A fundamental question is whether and how mmWave networks designed for terrestrial users should be modified to serve UAVs. The paper invokes realistic cell layouts, antenna patterns, and channel models trained from extensive ray tracing data to assess the performance of various network alternatives. Importantly, the study considers the addition of dedicated uptilted rooftop-mounted cells for aerial coverage, as well as novel spectrum sharing modes between terrestrial and aerial network operators. The effect of power control and of multiuser multiple-input multiple-output are also studied.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2022 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops, GC Wkshps 2022 - Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-5975-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2022
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2022 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps: Online - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Duration: 4 Dec 20228 Dec 2022


    Conference2022 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps
    CityRio de Janeiro


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