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

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Intelligent Wireless Ad Hoc Routing Protocol and Controller for UAV Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_8,
        author={Abhinandan Ramaprasath and Anand Srinivasan and Chung-Horng Lung and Marc St-Hilaire},
        title={Intelligent Wireless Ad Hoc Routing Protocol and Controller for UAV 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={UAV networks SDN Wireless Ad hoc networks OLSR AODV Routing protocols Performance Simulation},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_8}
    }
    
  • Abhinandan Ramaprasath
    Anand Srinivasan
    Chung-Horng Lung
    Marc St-Hilaire
    Year: 2017
    Intelligent Wireless Ad Hoc Routing Protocol and Controller for UAV Networks
    ADHOCNETS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51204-4_8
Abhinandan Ramaprasath1,*, Anand Srinivasan2,*, Chung-Horng Lung1,*, Marc St-Hilaire1,*
  • 1: Carleton University
  • 2: EION Inc.
*Contact email: abhinandan.ramaprasath@sce.carleton.ca, anand@eion.com, chlung@sce.carleton.ca, marc_st_hilaire@carleton.ca

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel UAV to UAV communication approach that is based on the concept of Software Defined Networking (SDN). The proposed approach uses a controller as a central source of information to assign routes that maximize throughput, distribute traffic evenly, reduce network delay and utilize all network elements. Simulation results of the proposed methodology were compared to the performance of two common ad hoc routing protocols, namely AODV and OLSR. Performance analysis shows that the proposed methodology improves throughput by over 300%. Simulation results also show a reduction in network delay for delay sensitive packets by nearly 25% and a 26 times increase in packet delivery ratio for packets with higher priority.