Energy Management in Cellular HetNets Assisted by Solar Powered Drone Small Cells

@article{Alsharoa2017EnergyMI,
  title={Energy Management in Cellular HetNets Assisted by Solar Powered Drone Small Cells},
  author={Ahmad Alsharoa and Hakim Ghazzai and Abdullah Kadri and Ahmad E. Kamal},
  journal={2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC)},
  year={2017},
  pages={1-6}
}
This paper proposes an energy management framework for cellular heterogeneous networks (HetNets) supported by dynamic drone small cells. A 3-tier HetNet is considered where macrocell, on#x002F;off switching micro cells, and solar-powered drone small cells are deployed to serve the networks' subscribers. In addition to energy harvesting, the drones can power their batteries via a charging station located at the macrocell site. Pre-planned locations are identified by the mobile operator for… CONTINUE READING