Performance Analysis and Optimization for the MAC Protocol in UAV-Based IoT Network

  title={Performance Analysis and Optimization for the MAC Protocol in UAV-Based IoT Network},
  author={Bin Li and Xianzhen Guo and Ruonan Zhang and Xiaojiang Du and Mohsen Guizani},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology},
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have played an important role in air-ground integration network. Especially in Internet of Things (IoT) services, UAV equipped with communication equipments is widely adopted as a mobile base station (BS) for data collection from IoT devices on the ground. In this paper, we consider an air-ground network in which the UAV flies straightly to collect information from the IoT devices in a 2-D plane based on the CSMA/CA protocol. Due to UAV's continuous mobility, the… 

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