1st International ICST Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems

Research Article

Distributed Aerial Scanning in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.AUTONOMICS2007.2186,
        author={Kleoni Ioannidou and Alessia Milani},
        title={Distributed Aerial Scanning in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Autonomic Computing and Communication Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={AUTONOMICS},
        year={2007},
        month={10},
        keywords={Mobile ad-hoc networks UAVs aerial scanning distributedsystems.},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.AUTONOMICS2007.2186}
    }
    
  • Kleoni Ioannidou
    Alessia Milani
    Year: 2007
    Distributed Aerial Scanning in Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
    AUTONOMICS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.AUTONOMICS2007.2186
Kleoni Ioannidou1,*, Alessia Milani1,*
  • 1: Universitá di Roma La Sapienza, DIS Via Ariosto, 25, 00185 Roma,Italy
*Contact email: ioanninu@cs.toronto.edu, milani@dis.uniroma1.it

Abstract

We formally define the aerial scanning problem. A set of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) cooperate to frequently scan a given geographic area. Each UAV can only photograph a small portion of it at a time. Each UAV maintains the necessary information to create a global picture of the geographic area. This global picture consists of smaller pictures that are taken within small time of each other and also none is taken too far in the past. UAVs exchange information over a synchronous mobile ad-hoc network. For this network, we propose efficient solutions to the aerial scanning problem that tolerate a bounded number of UAV failures.