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Tutorial: Wireless Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
The full version of the tutorial given during ICC 2019 in Shanghai. Content: Intro: (i) Applications of UAVs; (ii) Communication links & use; (iii) main wireless communication challenges. Channel modelling fundamentals: (i) Channel component; (ii) Overview of popular models. Performance of LTE and Wi-Fi for aerial users estimated via (i) theory; (ii) simulations; (iii) measurements. Aerial Base Stations for future cellular networks: (i) Motivation and challenges; (ii) Network design (power, optimal positioning, coverage, capacity, achievable rates); (iii) Localization service. UAV detection: (i) Passive RF sensing; (ii) Passive Radar; BONUS: mmWave & beamforming influence on the performance.