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Clustering Approach for Aerial Base-Station Access with Terrestrial Cooperation

Sathyanarayanan Chandrasekharan, Sithamparanathan Kandeepan, Robin J Evans, Andrea Munari, Romain Hermenier, Maria-Antonietta Marchitti, Karina Gomez

2013 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps) | IEEE | Published : 2013


In this paper we propose a clustering mechanism for improved energy efficiency in aerial based access systems suitable for disaster recovery scenarios and large scale public events. The aerial base station is a low altitude platform (LAP) station that provides access to several terrestrial nodes on the ground over a prescribed coverage area. The terrestrial nodes are battery operated power constrained terminals that have got no base station access except for the LAP. Since the aerial uplink is a high cost energy link we propose a cluster based approach for LAP access. The proposed clustering mechanism is simulated and is compared with the well known clustering technique HEED for energy effic..

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