Ad Hoc Networks. 8th International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2016, Ottawa, Canada, September 26-27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers

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Communication and Coordination for Drone Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_7,
        author={Evşen Yanmaz and Markus Quaritsch and Saeed Yahyanejad and Bernhard Rinner and Hermann Hellwagner and Christian Bettstetter},
        title={Communication and Coordination for Drone Networks},
        proceedings={Ad Hoc Networks. 8th International Conference, ADHOCNETS 2016, Ottawa, Canada, September 26-27, 2016, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ADHOCNETS},
        year={2017},
        month={4},
        keywords={Drones Unmanned aerial vehicle networks Wireless sensor networks Vehicular communications Cooperative aerial imaging},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_7}
    }
    
  • Evşen Yanmaz
    Markus Quaritsch
    Saeed Yahyanejad
    Bernhard Rinner
    Hermann Hellwagner
    Christian Bettstetter
    Year: 2017
    Communication and Coordination for Drone Networks
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_7
Evşen Yanmaz1,*, Markus Quaritsch2, Saeed Yahyanejad3, Bernhard Rinner2, Hermann Hellwagner2, Christian Bettstetter
  • 1: Lakeside Labs GmbH
  • 2: University of Klagenfurt
  • 3: Joanneum Research, Robotics
*Contact email: yanmaz@lakeside-labs.com

Abstract

Small drones are being utilized in monitoring, delivery of goods, public safety, and disaster management among other civil applications. Due to their sizes, capabilities, payload limitations, and limited flight time, it is not far-fetched to expect multiple networked and coordinated drones incorporated into the air traffic. In this paper, we describe a high-level architecture for the design of a collaborative aerial system that consists of drones with on-board sensors and embedded processing, sensing, coordination, and communication&networking capabilities. We present a multi-drone system consisting of quadrotors and demonstrate its potential in a disaster assistance scenario. Furthermore, we illustrate the challenges in the design of drone networks and present potential solutions based on the lessons we have learned so far.