Ground-to-UAV Communication Network: Stochastic Geometry-based Performance Analysis

Yalin Liu, Hong Ning Dai, Muhammad Imran, Nidal Nasser

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In this paper, we employ stochastic geometry to analyze ground-to-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) communications. We consider multiple UAVs to provide user-equipments (UEs) with uplink transmissions, where the distribution of UEs follows the Poisson Cluster process (PCP) and each UAV is dedicated to a specific cluster. In particular, we characterize the Laplace transform of the interference caused by multiple UEs in terms of the distribution of UEs as well as the transmission probability of each UE. We then derive analytical expressions of the successful transmission probability. We next conduct a comprehensive numerical analysis with consideration of different system parameters. The results show that four factors (i.e., the geographical surroundings, the transmission powers, the Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise Ratio (SINR) thresholds, and the UAV height) have main influences on ground-to-UAV communications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications, Proceedings
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728171227
ISBN (Print)9781728171234
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Montreal, Canada
Duration: 14 Jun 202123 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Communications
ISSN (Print)1550-3607
ISSN (Electronic)1938-1883


Conference2021 IEEE International Conference on Communications, ICC 2021
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Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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