Cell Coverage Analysis of a Low Altitude Aerial Base Station in Wind Perturbations

Navuday Sharma, Vishal Sharma, Maurizio Magarini, Haris Pervaiz, Muhammad Mahtab Alam, Yannick Le Moullec

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The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as Aerial Base Station (ABSs) is emerging as an effective technique to provide high capacity wireless networks to ground users. In this paper, cell coverage of a low altitude UAV is investigated for supporting such networks. An analytical framework for cell coverage area of an ABS is provided for Suburban, Urban and Urban high rise environments using a solid angle approach including radio link propagation effects in air- to-ground channel obtained from ray tracing simulations. Here, we account for the change in Euler angles such as roll, pitch and yaw due to perturbations by wind gusts or intentional maneuvers which leads to an increase in the geometrical coverage area by approximately 40-50 %, given same transmission power and antenna gain of the ABS.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728109602
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0961-9
Publication statusPublished - 05 Mar 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Global Communications Conference 2019 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 09 Dec 201913 Dec 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Globecom Workshops, GC Wkshps 2019 - Proceedings


ConferenceIEEE Global Communications Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleGLOBECOM 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Aerial Base Station
  • Cell Coverage Area
  • Closed-form expression
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
  • Wind Perturbations and Air-to-Ground Channel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Software
  • Control and Optimization


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