Energy harvesting in unmanned aerial vehicle networks with 3d antenna radiation patterns

Esma Turgut, M. Cenk Gursoy, Ismail Guvenc

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2 Scopus citations


In this paper, an analytical framework is provided to analyze the energy coverage performance of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) energy harvesting networks with clustered user equipments (UEs). Locations of UAVs are modeled as a Poison Point Process (PPP), while locations of UEs are modeled as a Poisson Cluster Process (PCP). Two different models are considered for the line-of-sight (LOS) probability function to compare their effect on the network performance. Moreover, ultra-wideband (UWB) antennas with doughnut-shaped radiation patterns are employed in both UAVs and UEs, and the impact of practical 3D antenna radiation patterns on the network performance is also investigated. Initially, the complementary cumulative distribution function (CCDF) and probability density function (PDF) of path losses for each tier are derived. Subsequently, association probabilities with each tier are obtained. Energy coverage probability is derived for the entire network using tools from stochastic geometry. Via numerical results, we show that UAV height and antenna orientation play crucial roles on the energy coverage performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728112206
StatePublished - Sep 2019
Event90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall - Honolulu, United States
Duration: Sep 22 2019Sep 25 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
ISSN (Print)1550-2252


Conference90th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, VTC 2019 Fall
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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