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Resource Management in UAV Enabled MEC Networks

Muhammad Abrar1, Ziyad M. Almohaimeed2,*, Ushna Ajmal1, Rizwan Akram2, Rooha Masroor3, Muhammad Majid Hussain4

1 Bahauddin Zakariya University, Department of Electrical Engineering, Multan, 60000, Pakistan
2 Department of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Qassim University, Buraidah, 51452, Saudi Arabia
3 COMSATS University WAH Campus, Islamabad, 47040, Pakistan
4 Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of South Wales, Pontypirdd, CF37 1DL, UK

* Corresponding Author: Ziyad M. Almohaimeed. Email: email

Computers, Materials & Continua 2023, 74(3), 4847-4860.


Mobile edge cloud networks can be used to offload computationally intensive tasks from Internet of Things (IoT) devices to nearby mobile edge servers, thereby lowering energy consumption and response time for ground mobile users or IoT devices. Integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and the mobile edge computing (MEC) server will significantly benefit small, battery-powered, and energy-constrained devices in 5G and future wireless networks. We address the problem of maximising computation efficiency in U-MEC networks by optimising the user association and offloading indicator (OI), the computational capacity (CC), the power consumption, the time duration, and the optimal location planning simultaneously. It is possible to assign some heavy tasks to the UAV for faster processing and small ones to the mobile users (MUs) locally. This paper utilizes the k-means clustering algorithm, the interior point method, and the conjugate gradient method to iteratively solve the non-convex multi-objective resource allocation problem. According to simulation results, both local and offloading schemes give optimal solution.


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M. Abrar, Z. M. Almohaimeed, U. Ajmal, R. Akram, R. Masroor et al., "Resource management in uav enabled mec networks," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 74, no.3, pp. 4847–4860, 2023.

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