mca 15(6): e2

Research Article

GNSSim: An Open Source GNSS/GPS Framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicular Network Simulation

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.11-8-2015.150091,
        author={Farha  Jahan and Ahmad Y.  Javaid and Weiqing  Sun and Mansoor  Alam},
        title={GNSSim: An Open Source GNSS/GPS Framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicular Network Simulation},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications},
        volume={2},
        number={6},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={MCA},
        year={2015},
        month={8},
        keywords={Vehicular Network, Satellite Navigation, Network Simulation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.11-8-2015.150091}
    }
    
  • Farha Jahan
    Ahmad Y. Javaid
    Weiqing Sun
    Mansoor Alam
    Year: 2015
    GNSSim: An Open Source GNSS/GPS Framework for Unmanned Aerial Vehicular Network Simulation
    MCA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.11-8-2015.150091
Farha Jahan1, Ahmad Y. Javaid1,*, Weiqing Sun2, Mansoor Alam1
  • 1: EECS Department, College of Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
  • 2: ET Department, College of Engineering, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA
*Contact email: yazdan@ieee.org

Abstract

Unmanned systems are of great importance in accomplishing tasks where human lives are at risk. These systems are being deployed in tasks that are time-consuming, expensive or inconclusive if accomplished by human intervention. Design, development and testing of such vehicles using actual hardware could be quite costly and dangerous. Another issue is the limited outdoor usage permitted by Federal Aviation Administration regulations, which makes outdoor testing difficult. An optimal solution to this problem is to have a simulation environment where different operational scenarios, newly developed models, etc., can be studied. In this paper, we propose GNSSim, a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) simulation framework. We demonstrate its effectiveness by integrating it with UAVSim. This allows users to experiment easily by adjusting different satellite as well as UAV parameters. Related tests and evidence of the correctness of the implementation are presented.