About the Project
The purpose of this research project is to use elevation data and combine it into a metaheuristic AI algorithm, so as to generate the optimum location to house a transmitting BS in order to give a receiving location 5G coverage. This coverage will then permit the use of drones operating over a 5G cellular network to aid firefighting services in the tracking and fighting of fires in remote non-urban areas. The majority of the project will be carried out using MATLAB, crafting different sections of code to format a road map, combine it with an elevation map, and then display specific peak points and the Python to incorporate solution on 5G Multiaccess Edge Computing cloud.
The result from the project will be a list of ideal transmitter locations (based on the map’s x/y coordinates) to house an ad-hoc BS. As well as this, a map with colour-coordinated points will be displayed, allowing for a visual representation of the ideal BS locations and then the management of drone flight patterns on their missions.
Studentships may be available depending on availability and research performance. Please enquire with Prof. John Cosmas for details.
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