Our recent guest post about the combination of Massive MIMO and drones has received a lot of interest on social media. The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for wireless communications is certainly an emerging topic that deserves further attention!
While the previous blog post focused on Massive MIMO aspects of UAV communications, other theoretical research findings are reviewed in this tutorial by Walid Saad and Mehdi Bennis:
You can also check out this tutorial by Rui Zhang.
Furthermore, the team of the ERC Advanced PERFUME project, lead by Prof. David Gesbert, has recently demonstrated what appears to be the world’s first autonomous flying base station relays. This exciting achievement is demonstrated in the following video:
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UAV benefits include the ability to monitor areas that do not necessarily pose a risk to human workers. Nonetheless, relying on human workers can introduce a significant margin of error and accuracy. Drone automation has the potential to reduce this error risk.