Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allow better coverage, enhanced connectivity, and elongated lifetime when used in telecommunications. However, these features are predominately affected by the policies used for sharing resources amongst the involved nodes. Moreover, the architecture and deployment strategies also have a considerable impact on their functionality. Recently, many researchers have suggested using layer-based UAV deployment, which allows better communications between the entities. Regardless of these solutions, there are a limited number of studies which focus on connecting layered-UAVs to everything (U2X). In particular, none of them have actually addressed the aspect of resource allocation. This paper considers the issue of resource allocation and helps decide the optimal number of transfers amongst the UAVs, which can conserve the maximum amount of energy while increasing the overall probability of resource allocation. The proposed approach relies on mutual-agreement based reward theory, which considers Minkowski distance as a decisive metric and helps attain efficient resource allocation for backhaul-aware U2X. The effectiveness of the proposed solution is demonstrated using Monte-Carlo simulations.

Efficient Resource Allocation for Backhaul-Aware Unmanned Air Vehicles-to-Everything (U2X)

Fabio Arena;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) allow better coverage, enhanced connectivity, and elongated lifetime when used in telecommunications. However, these features are predominately affected by the policies used for sharing resources amongst the involved nodes. Moreover, the architecture and deployment strategies also have a considerable impact on their functionality. Recently, many researchers have suggested using layer-based UAV deployment, which allows better communications between the entities. Regardless of these solutions, there are a limited number of studies which focus on connecting layered-UAVs to everything (U2X). In particular, none of them have actually addressed the aspect of resource allocation. This paper considers the issue of resource allocation and helps decide the optimal number of transfers amongst the UAVs, which can conserve the maximum amount of energy while increasing the overall probability of resource allocation. The proposed approach relies on mutual-agreement based reward theory, which considers Minkowski distance as a decisive metric and helps attain efficient resource allocation for backhaul-aware U2X. The effectiveness of the proposed solution is demonstrated using Monte-Carlo simulations.
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