Integrating Routing Schemes and Platform Autonomy Algorithms for UAV Ad-hoc & Infrastructure based networks

Anicho, Ogbonnaya and Charlesworth, Philip B and Baicher, Gurvinder S and Nagar, Atulya K. (2019) Integrating Routing Schemes and Platform Autonomy Algorithms for UAV Ad-hoc & Infrastructure based networks. In: 2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), 21-23 Nov. 2018, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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This paper highlights the considerations for implementing autonomous or self-organising unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for communications area coverage with particular
emphasis on the impact of aerial vehicle autonomy algorithms on routing techniques for such networks. UAV networks can be deployed either as ad-hoc or infrastructure based solutions. The mobility of UAVs introduce periodic topology changes, impacting
link availability and routing paths. This work examines the implications of autonomous coordination of multiple UAVs on routing techniques and network architecture stability. The paper proposes a solution where routing techniques and UAV autonomy algorithms are integrated for improved global network efficiency for both ad-hoc and infrastructure-based scenarios. Integrating UAV autonomy algorithms with routing schemes may be an efficient method to mitigate link/topology stability issues and
improve inter-UAV communication and network throughput, a
key requirement for UAV networks. The implementation of interUAV links using optical, microwave or mmWave transmission was examined as a critical element in the context of this work. The proposed integration may be crucial for communications coverage, where UAVs provide communications area coverage to community of mobile or fixed users in either ad-hoc or infrastructure based modes.

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Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Ogbonnaya Anicho
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2019 13:35
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2019 13:35

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