Clustering-based Communication Backbone for Large Scale UAV Networks

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPROCEEDINGS - 14th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0548-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-0549-9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN

Conference

Title14th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks (MSN 2018)
PlaceChina
CityShenyang
Period6 - 8 December 2018

Abstract

Single micro UAV is limited by its endurance and suffers the problem of single point failure. An autonomous fleet of cooperating UAVs can render more efficient and robust ability to complete the missions. In order to make multiple UAVs fly cooperatively in an autonomous way without control from the ground station, one of the key techniques is communication network technology. In this paper, we propose a distributed algorithm to construct a clustered-backbone to support both broadcast and unicast communications for UAV networks. In our algorithm, UAVs clustering and virtual backbone construction only need the information exchange among adjacent UAVs. We also propose a strategy to dynamically maintain this clustered-backbone network. We test our scheme using four commercial UAVs enhanced by an ARM-based embedded computer to demonstrate the distributed control and dynamic maintenance features of the algorithm.

Research Area(s)

  • Clustered-backbone, clustering, UAV networks, virtual backbone

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Clustering-based Communication Backbone for Large Scale UAV Networks. / Yu, Hai; Huang, Hejiao; Jia, Xiaohua.

PROCEEDINGS - 14th International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 1-6 8692053 (Proceedings - International Conference on Mobile Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks, MSN).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review