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Employing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Improving Handoff using Cooperative Game Theory

Goudarzi, Shidrokh and Anisi, Mohammad Hossein and Ciuonzo, Domenico and Soleymani, Seyed Ahmad and Pescape, Antonio (2021) 'Employing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Improving Handoff using Cooperative Game Theory.' IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, 57 (2). pp. 776-794. ISSN 0018-9251

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Heterogeneous wireless networks that are used for seamless mobility are expected to face prominent problems in future 5G cellular networks. Due to their proper flexibility and adaptable preparation, remote-controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) could assist heterogeneous wireless communication. However, the key challenges of current UAV-assisted communications consist in having appropriate accessibility over wireless networks via mobile devices with an acceptable Quality of Service (QoS) grounded on the users' preferences. To this end, we propose a novel method based on cooperative game theory to select the best UAV during handover process and optimize handover among UAVs by decreasing the (i) end-to-end delay, (ii) handover latency and (iii) signaling overheads. Moreover, the standard design of Software Defined Network (SDN) with Media Independent Handover (MIH) is used as forwarding switches in order to obtain seamless mobility. Numerical results derived from the real data are provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach in terms of number of handovers, cost and delay.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Handover; Game theory; Wireless networks; Quality of service; Unmanned aerial vehicles; heterogeneous wireless networks; MIH; network selection; SDN; UAVs; vertical handover
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 12:26
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 01:35

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