Yulei Wu, Hong-Ning Dai, and Hao Wang
IEEE Internet of Things Journal (accepted)
Publication year: 2020


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the potential to overcome the deployment constraint of Internet of Things (IoT) in remote or rural area. Wirelessly powered communications (WPC) can address the battery limitation of IoT devices through transferring wireless power to IoT devices. The integration of UAVs and WPC, namely UAV-enabled Wireless Powering IoT (Ue-WPIoT) can greatly extend the IoT applications from cities to remote or rural areas. In this article, we present a state-of-the-art overview of Ue-WPIoT by first illustrating the working flow of Ue-WPIoT and discussing the challenges. We then introduce the enabling technologies in realizing Ue-WPIoT. Simulation results validate the effectiveness of the enabling technologies in Ue-WPIoT. We finally outline the future directions and open issues.


  • Blockchain
  • Edge Computing
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Industry 4.0
  • Internet of Things


  author={Yulei Wu and Hong-Ning Dai and Hao Wang},
  journal={IEEE Internet of Things Journal}, 
  title={Convergence of Blockchain and Edge Computing for Secure and Scalable IIoT Critical Infrastructures in Industry 4.0}, 

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