Performance analysis of UAV-aided wireless communication systems with ubiquitous coverage

Sandhya Soni, Divyang Rawal, Nikhil Sharma, Dushantha Nalin K. Jayakody, Jun Li

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The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can serve for key applications in wireless communications. Cellular systems can be assisted by UAVs to provide ubiquitous coverage and additional capacity to overloaded base- stations. In this paper, we present the performance analysis of UAV assisted wireless communication system for ubiquitous coverage. In the considered system, the source and the destination terminals have single transmit and receive antennas, on the other hand the UAV node has multiple transmit and receive antennas. The closed form expression of the bit error rate (BER) performance for the considered system over generalized two-wave with diffused power (TWDP) fading is derived in particular. The performance analysis is done considering direct line of sight (LOS) and multi-path components between source-UAV- destination links. The results are analyzed for Rician and Rayleigh fading channel as a specific case of TWDP distribution. Moreover, in order to get the better insights of the system, we also perform the asymptotic analysis for the considered system. Simulation results are presented for different scenarios and it is observed that simulation results shows excellent agreement with the analytical results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728112206
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Event90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Honolulu, United States
Duration: 22 Sep 201925 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall
CountryUnited States


  • BPSK
  • DF
  • MRC
  • TWDP
  • Unmanned aerial vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics

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