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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) based delivery networks have emerged as a promising mode of parcel delivery owing to their efficient and cost-effective operations. In this paper, we propose a novel techno-economic framework to facilitate multi-operator UAV delivery networks in Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) communications. The proposed model aims at partitioning a large delivery zone into several small cells, each receiving separate licensing to carry out UAV operations. A controlling entity called UAV Traffic Controller (UTC) governs each cell and manages all UAV movements within the cell while adhering to the Federal Aviation Authority’s regulations. A UTC also authenticates all UAVs running within its airspace and secures delivery service providers’ and customers’ privacy.


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2022 IEEE 19th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)





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