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.
A. Mahmood, K. R. Reynoso, M. Rahman and S. A. Islam, "Multi-Operator Intelligent UAV Delivery Networks in Beyond Visual Line of Sight Operations," 2022 IEEE 19th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 2022, pp. 965-966, doi: 10.1109/CCNC49033.2022.9700681.
2022 IEEE 19th Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC)