An Experimental Analysis on Drone-Mounted Access Points for Improved Latency-Reliability

Igor Donevski*, Christian Raffelsberger, Micha Sende, Aymen Fakhreddine, Jimmy Jessen Nielsen

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Abstrakt

The anticipated densification of contemporary communications infrastructure expects the use of drone small cells (DSCs). Thus, we experimentally evaluate the capability of
providing local and personalized coverage with a drone mounted Wi-Fi access point that uses the nearby LTE infrastructure as a backhaul in areas with mixed line of sight
(LoS) and Non-LoS (NLoS) links to the local cellular infrastructure. To assess the potential of DSCs for reliable and low latency communication of outdoor users, we measure the channel quality and the total round trip latency of the system. For a drone following the ground user, the DSC-provided network extends the coverage for an extra 6.4% when compared to the classical LTE-direct link. Moreover, the DSC setup provides latencies that are consistently smaller than 50 ms for 95% of the experiment. Within the coverage of the LTE-direct connection, we observed a latency ceiling of 120 ms for 95% reliability of the LTE-direct connection. The highest latency observed for the DSC system was 1200 ms, while the LTE-direct link never exceeded 500 ms. As such, DSC setups are not only essential in NLoS situations, but consistently
improve the latency of users in outdoor scenarios.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 7th Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications
Antal sider6
ForlagAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publikationsdato24 jun. 2021
Sider31-36
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-1-4503-8599-2
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 24 jun. 2021
BegivenhedMobiSys '21: The 19th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services - Virtuel, USA
Varighed: 24 jun. 202124 jun. 2021

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KonferenceMobiSys '21: The 19th Annual International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services
LokationVirtuel
Land/OmrådeUSA
Periode24/06/202124/06/2021

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    Donevski, Igor (Modtager), Nielsen, Jimmy Jessen (Modtager), Raffelsberger, C. (Modtager), Sende, M. (Modtager) & Fakhreddine, A. (Modtager), 24 jun. 2021

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