Open Topics in the Area of High-Altitude Platforms

Study of cloud radio access network and edge computing in High-Altitude Platforms and nanosatellites

(Supervisor: Riccardo Bassoli)

High-Altitude Platforms (HAP) and nanosatellites represent the new way to provide connectivity and computing in remote/tactical areas, where no infrastructure is available. This can also become a useful solution in urban areas in case of natural disasters (e.g. earthquakes). However, HAP-based or satellite-based cloud radio access network open various fundamental challenges in edge computing and network virtualisation. The thesis’ work will be devoted to study, analyse and test (via simulation) specific characteristics of these systems. The details of the thesis’ topic and the level of the targets will be adapted according to the student’s preferences, motivation and talent.