A Survey on Multi-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Communications for Autonomous Inspections

Liping Shi, Nestor Javier Hernandez Marcano, Rune Hylsberg Jacobsen

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    The system design of autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) poses several challenges for the wireless communication concerning performance, resiliency, and scalability. The UAV system is typically restricted by flying time limitations due to energy constraints and can benefit from coordination of tasks among UAVs. It may further profit from cooperation between UAVs to share information context, maintain flying formation, extend communication range etc. In this paper, we review communication schemes for clusters of autonomous UAVs cooperation. Performance metrics for assessing those schemes are investigated. We provide a survey of candidate wireless communication technologies considering a power line inspection target application. Performance measurements and UAV related channel modeling of those candidate technologies are reviewed. We present how the requirements of the UAVs communication system are identified through the application specification.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2019 : DSD 2019
    Number of pages8
    Publication dateOct 2019
    Article number8875210
    ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-2863-4
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-2862-7
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
    Event22nd Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design - Chalkidiki, Greece
    Duration: 28 Aug 201930 Aug 2019


    Conference22nd Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design


    • Wireless communication
    • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    • Cooperation
    • Inspection


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