Expanding the previous two scenarios, a drone moves through the coverage area of several fixed nodes, either through pre-defined waypoints or through autonomous navigation. The towers may all be within the same site, or they can be at different AERPAW sites, e.g., one fixed node each in LWL, Town of Cary, and Centennial Campus, which may have sufficient coverage for high drone altitudes for long-range IoT signals. 

Example experiments: 1) Handover/handoff (considered here to be the same) optimization for drones by semi-statically or dynamically changing handover parameters; 2) Triangulation and tracking of the drone at the base stations; 3) LTE cell association based on RSRP/RSRQ; 4) Interference characterization to other terrestrial cells/users; 5) Evaluating different frequency reuse patterns; 6) Observe the behavior of the drone with fake BS(s); 6) Considering multiple drones, compare C-V2X Mode 3 (drones communicated through BS) vs. Mode 4 (drones communicate directly) using srsLTE; 7) Considering multiple drones: resource allocation, interference, and network load/offload.