On How Instantaneous Path Loss Modeling Is a Need of Internet of Drones Based Intelligent Aerial Infrastructure

  • Purnima Lala Mehta
  • Ambuj KumarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 283)


Drone technologies have become integral component to a lot of civilian and military applications. Talking of wireless communication, Aerial Base Stations are being proposed to act as relay and/or to provide cellular communications to the ground users. Most of the work has been concentrated to enhance the coverage and capacity of the network by finding the optimal parameters like aerial BS height, power etc. using definite or statistical path loss models. However, no work has been done to analyze the path loss performance of aerial BS ad-hoc network in serving moving ground users aka Place Time Capacity (PTC). A concept of hovering base stations (HANET) has been proposed previously to serve the PTC problem and in this paper, we put forward the need for instantaneous path loss modeling for network situations where both user and BS are itinerant.


Drones Cellular communications Path loss modeling 



This paper is supported by the “Capacity building and ExchaNge towards attaining Technological Research and modernizing Academic Learning,” or CENTRAL Project, which is the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education (CBHE) initiative under the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) of the European Commission.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IILM College of Engineering and TechnologyGreater NoidaIndia
  2. 2.Aarhus UniversityHerningDenmark

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