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Internet of MIMO things: UAV-assisted wireless-powered networks for Future Smart cities

Internet of MIMO things: UAV-assisted wireless-powered networks for Future Smart cities
Internet of MIMO things: UAV-assisted wireless-powered networks for Future Smart cities
Widespread and pervasive IoT adoption is threatened by finite-capacity batteries of wireless devices. To mitigate this issue, energy harvesting (EH) and wireless power transfer (WPT), in addition to energy-efficient communication techniques, have been widely explored. Although these efforts achieved longevity to some extent, ever-evolving IoT services seek fully autonomous things without energy constraints. To meet this demand and relieve the ongoing networking challenges, we propose a new concept called the Internet of MIMO Things (IoMIMO). The IoMIMO envisions a self-sufficient architecture that adopts only single- and double-hop energy and data transitions to enable efficient energy sharing and reduced data traffic in networks. In particular, single-hops are performed by hybrid access points (HAPs), while relaying via double-hops are actuated by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The HAPs will handle multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) of energy and data, and coordinate their transitions between the network components in a concurrent and automated manner. Benefiting from the recent advances in multi-source EH, WPT, and UAVs, the IoMIMO can fulfill Smart City services without being limited by energy and networking challenges. Device types specialized for the IoMIMO, and their operation modes are evaluated in a simple network scenario to clearly explain the principles and the potential benefits of the envisioned concept. Future research directions are also identified to ease the realization of such a next-generation networking architecture.
Energy Harvesting, Wireless Power Transfer, SWIPT, Wireless-powered Networks, Green Communications, UAV Networking, Internet of Things, Smart Cities
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Cetinkaya, Oktay
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Balsamo, Domenico
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Merrett, Geoff
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Cetinkaya, Oktay
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Balsamo, Domenico
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Merrett, Geoff
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Cetinkaya, Oktay, Balsamo, Domenico and Merrett, Geoff (2020) Internet of MIMO things: UAV-assisted wireless-powered networks for Future Smart cities. IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, 3 (1), 8-13. (doi:10.1109/IOTM.0001.1900064).

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Widespread and pervasive IoT adoption is threatened by finite-capacity batteries of wireless devices. To mitigate this issue, energy harvesting (EH) and wireless power transfer (WPT), in addition to energy-efficient communication techniques, have been widely explored. Although these efforts achieved longevity to some extent, ever-evolving IoT services seek fully autonomous things without energy constraints. To meet this demand and relieve the ongoing networking challenges, we propose a new concept called the Internet of MIMO Things (IoMIMO). The IoMIMO envisions a self-sufficient architecture that adopts only single- and double-hop energy and data transitions to enable efficient energy sharing and reduced data traffic in networks. In particular, single-hops are performed by hybrid access points (HAPs), while relaying via double-hops are actuated by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The HAPs will handle multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) of energy and data, and coordinate their transitions between the network components in a concurrent and automated manner. Benefiting from the recent advances in multi-source EH, WPT, and UAVs, the IoMIMO can fulfill Smart City services without being limited by energy and networking challenges. Device types specialized for the IoMIMO, and their operation modes are evaluated in a simple network scenario to clearly explain the principles and the potential benefits of the envisioned concept. Future research directions are also identified to ease the realization of such a next-generation networking architecture.

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Accepted/In Press date: 4 March 2020
e-pub ahead of print date: 13 April 2020
Published date: 2020
Keywords: Energy Harvesting, Wireless Power Transfer, SWIPT, Wireless-powered Networks, Green Communications, UAV Networking, Internet of Things, Smart Cities

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Local EPrints ID: 439090
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/439090
PURE UUID: 11ba7bf0-a062-45af-9c50-f35611b982c4
ORCID for Geoff Merrett: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4980-3894

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Date deposited: 03 Apr 2020 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:36

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Author: Oktay Cetinkaya
Author: Domenico Balsamo
Author: Geoff Merrett ORCID iD

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