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  2. We consider multiple unmanned aerial vehi- cles (UAVs) serving a density of ground terminals (GTs) as mobile base stations. The objective is to minimize the outage probability of GT-to-UAV transmissions. In this context, the optimal placement of UAVs under different UAV altitude constraints and GT densities is studied. First, using a random deployment argument, a general upper bound on the optimal outage probability is found for any density of GTs and any number of UAVs. Lower bounds on the performance of optimal deployments are also deter- mined. The upper and lower bounds are combined to show that the optimal outage probability decays exponentially with the number of UAVs for GT densities with finite support. Next, the structure of optimal deployments are studied when the common altitude constraint is large. In this case, for a wide class of GT densities, it is shown that all UAVs should be placed to the same location in an optimal deployment. A design implication is that one can use a single multi-antenna UAV as opposed to multiple single-antenna UAVs without loss of optimality. Numerical optimization of UAV deployments are carried out using particle swarm optimization. Simulation results are also presented to confirm the analytical findings.
  3. We consider the ad-hoc networks consisting of n wireless nodes that are located on the plane. Any two given nodes are called neighbors if they are located within a certain distance (communication range) from one another. A given node can be directly connected to any one of its neighbors, and picks its connections according to a unique topology control algorithm that is available at every node. Given that each node knows only the indices (unique identification numbers) of its one and two-hop neighbors, we identify an algorithm that preserves connectivity and can operate without the need of any synchronization among nodes. Moreover, the algorithm results in a sparse graph with at most 5n edges and a maximum node degree of 10. Existing algorithms with the same promises further require neighbor distance and/or direction information at each node. We also evaluate the performance of our algorithm for random networks. In this case, our algorithm provides an asymptotically connected network with n(1+o(1)) edges with a degree less than or equal to 6 for 1-o(1) fraction of the nodes. We also introduce another asynchronous connectivity-preserving algorithm that can provide an upper bound as well as a lower bound on node degrees.