Handover Management of Aerial Users in Integrated HAPS-Ground Wireless Networks

Abdullah F. Almuallim, Nour Kouzayha, Hesham Elsawy, Hayssam Dahrouj, Tareq Y. Al-Naffouri

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Abstract

An emerging trend in the prospective sixth-generation (6G) of wireless networks is to enhance terrestrial communication platforms by offering connectivity from the sky. Providing reliable sky coverage is, therefore, expected to have fundamental importance in enabling the connectivity of aerial equipment such as cargo drones and aerial vehicles. As a potential aerial network component with large coverage and enhanced capacity features, a high altitude platform station (HAPS) is an indispensable enabler to address the requirements of aerial users as opposed to the limited coverage that conventional terrestrial networks provide. To this end, this work aims at developing and studying an efficient mobility management solution for aerial users in HAPS-Ground integrated networks, where the aerial user can connect to the terrestrial base station, or to the HAPS that provides a better alternative communication link. The paper then proposes ways of handover skipping based on predefined system criteria, so as to minimize the impact of 3D mobility on the user experience. The performance of the proposed solution is studied by means of Monte Carlo simulation using different performance metrics including the coverage probability, handover rate, and network average throughput.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Communications for Renaissance, ICC Workshops 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages972-977
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350333077
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2023 - Rome, Italy
Duration: May 28 2023Jun 1 2023

Publication series

Name2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops: Sustainable Communications for Renaissance, ICC Workshops 2023

Conference

Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops, ICC Workshops 2023
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period05/28/2306/1/23

Keywords

  • 3D Mobility Management
  • Handover Skipping
  • HAPS
  • High Altitude Platform Stations
  • Non-Terrestrial Networks
  • NTN
  • UAV
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Instrumentation

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