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Analysis of Wireless Backhaul Networks Based on Aerial Platform Technology for 6G Systems

Sooeun Song1, Minsu Choi1, Yunyeong Goh1, Jusik Yun1, Wonsuk Yoo1, Wonsik Yang1, Jaewook Jung1, Jong-Moon Chung1, *

1 School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, 03722, Korea.

* Corresponding Author: Jong-Moon Chung. Email: .

Computers, Materials & Continua 2020, 62(2), 473-494.


As next generation communication technologies emerge, new high data rate applications and high-definition large-screen video streaming have become very popular. As a result, network traffic has been increasing so much that existing backhaul networks soon will not be able to support all traffic demands. To support these needs in future 6G mobile systems, the establishment of an additional backhaul wireless network is considered essential. As one of the solutions, a wireless backhaul network based on an aerial platform has been proposed. In order to explore the potential of aerial platforms as wireless backhaul networks, in this paper, the categories for wireless backhaul networks based on aerial platforms are investigated. This paper includes a survey of the definitions and characteristics of low altitude platforms (LAPs) and high altitude platforms (HAPs), as well as channel models according to the atmosphere. For wireless backhaul network designs based on aerial platforms, altitude and platform selection options, deployment options, energy issues, and security based on target location and performance were considered in the analysis and investigation.


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S. Song, M. Choi, Y. Goh, J. Yun, W. Yoo et al., "Analysis of wireless backhaul networks based on aerial platform technology for 6g systems," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 62, no.2, pp. 473–494, 2020.


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