Wireless and Satellite Systems. 9th International Conference, WiSATS 2017, Oxford, UK, September 14-15, 2017, Proceedings

Research Article

A Survey on Network Architectures and Applications for Nanosat and UAV Swarms

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_8,
        author={Manlio Bacco and Pietro Cassar\'{a} and Marco Colucci and Alberto Gotta and Mario Marchese and Fabio Patrone},
        title={A Survey on Network Architectures and Applications for Nanosat and UAV Swarms},
        proceedings={Wireless and Satellite Systems. 9th International Conference, WiSATS 2017, Oxford, UK, September 14-15, 2017, Proceedings},
        proceedings_a={WISATS},
        year={2018},
        month={3},
        keywords={UAV FANET Nanosatellite Network architecture and application},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_8}
    }
    
  • Manlio Bacco
    Pietro Cassarà
    Marco Colucci
    Alberto Gotta
    Mario Marchese
    Fabio Patrone
    Year: 2018
    A Survey on Network Architectures and Applications for Nanosat and UAV Swarms
    WISATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_8
Manlio Bacco1,*, Pietro Cassarà1,*, Marco Colucci1,*, Alberto Gotta1,*, Mario Marchese2,*, Fabio Patrone2,*
  • 1: Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) of National Research Council (CNR)
  • 2: Satellite Communications and Networking Laboratory (SCNL) of the University of Genoa
*Contact email: manlio.bacco@isti.cnr.it, pietro.cassara@isti.cnr.it, marco.colucci@isti.cnr.it, alberto.gotta@isti.cnr.it, mario.marchese@unige.it, f.patrone@edu.unige.it

Abstract

Nanosatellites and unmanned aerial vehicles are attracting more and more the interest of both industrial and research fields. They are low-cost and easy deployable items, therefore their use is expected to quickly grow in the next few years. This work proposes a survey on the network architectures and the applications for nanosatellite swarms and constellations, as well as for flying ad hoc networks, by characterizing distinctive features and issues yet to be resolved in order to take advantage from both technologies in a joint fashion.