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Optimizing Inter-Cluster Flights of Post-Disaster Communication Support UAVs

Zobel, Julian and Lieser, Patrick and Drescher, Bastian and Freisleben, Bernd and Steinmetz, Ralf (2019):
Optimizing Inter-Cluster Flights of Post-Disaster Communication Support UAVs.
p. 8, 44th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Osnabrück, Germany, 14. - 17. October, 2019, [Conference or Workshop Item]

Abstract

In the aftermath of large-scale disasters, critical communication infrastructure is often destroyed. Ad hoc networks can restore wireless communication with basic functionalities, especially for civilians in the affected areas. However, as humans form groups and tend to stay around important locations like shelters in such situations, the network is highly intermittent. Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can act as controllable and highly mobile data carriers between separated network clusters to enable delay-tolerant inter-cluster communication. A possible heterogeneous set of usable aerial vehicles and the necessity to adapt the system to various environments requires the system to be highly flexible. Combined with severe constraints in energy usage or number of available vehicles, there is a need to increase the efficiency of inter-cluster flights. In this paper, we present approaches to optimize inter-cluster flights based on communication performance and energy efficiency. The resulting optimization model is a powerful tool for operators to adjust system settings to match required demands.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2019
Creators: Zobel, Julian and Lieser, Patrick and Drescher, Bastian and Freisleben, Bernd and Steinmetz, Ralf
Title: Optimizing Inter-Cluster Flights of Post-Disaster Communication Support UAVs
Language: English
Abstract:

In the aftermath of large-scale disasters, critical communication infrastructure is often destroyed. Ad hoc networks can restore wireless communication with basic functionalities, especially for civilians in the affected areas. However, as humans form groups and tend to stay around important locations like shelters in such situations, the network is highly intermittent. Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles can act as controllable and highly mobile data carriers between separated network clusters to enable delay-tolerant inter-cluster communication. A possible heterogeneous set of usable aerial vehicles and the necessity to adapt the system to various environments requires the system to be highly flexible. Combined with severe constraints in energy usage or number of available vehicles, there is a need to increase the efficiency of inter-cluster flights. In this paper, we present approaches to optimize inter-cluster flights based on communication performance and energy efficiency. The resulting optimization model is a powerful tool for operators to adjust system settings to match required demands.

Divisions: 18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute of Computer Engineering
18 Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology > Institute of Computer Engineering > Multimedia Communications
Event Title: 44th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
Event Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Event Dates: 14. - 17. October, 2019
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 14:16
Official URL: ftp://ftp.kom.tu-darmstadt.de/papers/ZLD+19-1.pdf
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