Towards Reliable UAV Swarm Communication in D2D-Enhanced Cellular Networks

  title={Towards Reliable UAV Swarm Communication in D2D-Enhanced Cellular Networks},
  author={Yitao Han and Liang Liu and Lingjie Duan and Rui Zhang},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications},
In the existing cellular networks, it remains a challenging problem to communicate with and control an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) swarm with both high reliability and low latency. Due to the UAV swarm’s high working altitude and strong ground-to-air channels, it is generally exposed to multiple ground base stations (GBSs), while the GBSs that are serving ground users (occupied GBSs) can generate strong interference to the UAV swarm. To tackle this issue, we propose a novel two-phase… 

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