unmanned aerial vehicles
In this paper, we consider that the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with attached intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRSs) play the role of flying reflectors that reflect the signal of users to the destination, and utilize the power-domain non-orthogonal multiple access (PD-NOMA) scheme in the uplink. We investigate the benefits of the UAV-IRS on the internet of things (IoT) networks that improve the freshness of collected data of the IoT devices via optimizing power, sub-carrier, and trajectory variables, as well as, the phase shift matrix elements.
In recent years, drones have been used to transport payloads to remote and difficult access areas. A payload delivery with assisted relay system of two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is implemented. A local and web remote monitoring and control from a ground control station (GCS) for a pre-planned autonomous trajectory flight is developed in this work.