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Títol: Integration of Drones into Mobile Telecommunication Networks: Evaluating Coverage and Quality Tradeoffs


Departament: TSC

Títol: Integration of Drones into Mobile Telecommunication Networks: Evaluating Coverage and Quality Tradeoffs

Data inici oferta: 17-07-2023     Data finalització oferta: 17-03-2024

Estudis d'assignació del projecte:
Tipus: Individual
Lloc de realització: EETAC
Paraules clau:
Drones, uas, mobile telecommunications, coverage, aerial users
Descripció del contingut i pla d'activitats:
The main objective of this project is to evaluate and analyze the
feasibility of integrating drones
as 'aerial' users in mobile telecommunication networks. The
applications can vary, including
airspace management, remote control of drones, and telemetry data
transmission in non-line-of-sight

The project is divided into two main parts. In the first part,
ultra-realistic simulations will be
conducted in Barcelona using ray tracing techniques. The changes
in coverage and quality of service
will be evaluated when utilizing existing networks, which are
primarily designed for ground users.
The focus will be on investigating how 5G networks, based on
beamforming, can be optimized with
vertical beamforming to serve the new aerial terminals and
enhance their performance. Different
antenna configurations will be studied, considering the tradeoff
between drone coverage improvement
and ground service quality.

In the second part of the project, a real 5G base station will be
implemented, and various proof-of-
concept tests will be conducted to validate the findings from the
first part. Open 5G protocol
stacks and software-defined radio devices will be utilized for
these field tests. Additionally, the
operation and installation of this software should conduct to a
feasibility study with real drones.
In this case, the methodology is mostly experimental and requires
hardware activities and potential
programming on the available code (srsRAN, openAirInterface...).
Orientació a l'estudiant:
Requereix activitats hardware: Si
Requereix activitats software:     Sistema operatiu:     Disc (Gb):
Horari d'atenció a estudiants per a l'assignació de projecte:

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