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

Research Article

Command and Control of UAV Swarms via Satellite

  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_9,
        author={Pietro Cassar\'{a} and Marco Colucci and Alberto Gotta},
        title={Command and Control of UAV Swarms via Satellite},
        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={},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_9}
    }
    
  • Pietro Cassarà
    Marco Colucci
    Alberto Gotta
    Year: 2018
    Command and Control of UAV Swarms via Satellite
    WISATS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-76571-6_9
Pietro Cassarà1,*, Marco Colucci1,*, Alberto Gotta1,*
  • 1: Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI) of National Research Council (CNR)
*Contact email: pietro.cassara@isti.cnr.it, marco.colucci@isti.cnr.it, alberto.gotta@isti.cnr.it

Abstract

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are attracting an increasing interest from both the industrial and the research fields, because of the large number of scenarios and applications that they can support. One of the big challenges of the next future is the use of UAV swarms, in order to exploit the advantages that coordinated actions of multiple drones can provide. In this work, we propose an analytical framework to evaluate the probability of a reliable command and control message delivery from a Ground Control Station to a UAV swarm via satellite, also exploiting intra-swarm gossiping.