Antenna Pattern Aware UAV Trajectory Planning Using Artificial Potential Field

M. Hani Sulieman, M. Cenk Gursoy, Fanxin Kong

Research output: Chapter in Book/Entry/PoemConference contribution

1 Scopus citations


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have numerous applications in various scenarios and disciplines including wireless communications and Internet of Things (IoT). This paper studies the trajectory design and collision avoidance in both single-UAV and multiple-UAV settings. During a mission, UAVs communicate with the ground base stations (GBS). In this work, it is assumed that UAVs are equipped with antennas with different radiation patterns. These antenna patterns impact the trajectory design of the UAVs. To achieve efficient performance in UAV trajectory planning, we implement an enhanced-artificial potential field (enhanced-APF) algorithm. The implemented algorithm leads to UAV trajectory designs with collision avoidance, and enables us to identify the overall impact of the 3D antenna patterns on the UAV trajectory. The experimental results demonstrate the effectiveness and the performance of the algorithm, resulting in a smoother trajectory path for UAVs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication40th Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781665434201
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event40th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2021 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: Oct 3 2021Oct 7 2021

Publication series

NameAIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2155-7195
ISSN (Electronic)2155-7209


Conference40th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, DASC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio


  • antenna patterns
  • artificial potential field
  • collision avoidance
  • ground base stations
  • unmanned aerial vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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