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Drone delivery: Reliable Cellular UAV Communication Using Multi-Operator Diversity [article]

Achiel Colpaert, Michaël Raes, Evgenii Vinogradov, Sofie Pollin
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The market size of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, a.k.a drones) can reach up to 10% of the global market value. In particular, drone delivery is one of the most attractive applications.  ...  Namely, equipping the UAV with multiple cellular modems to connect to different providers' networks introduces network diversity resulting in 98% coverage probability at the flight altitude of 100 meters  ...  Multi-Operator Diversity as a Potential Solution This article suggests a solutions to increase the reliability of UAV communication links while requiring no modifications of the terrestrial cellular networks  ... 
arXiv:2111.07637v3 fatcat:inw5wamhdbhelncvwgxknwz6n4

Communication-aware Drone Delivery Problem [article]

Cihan Tugrul Cicek and Çağrı Koç and Hakan Gultekin and Güneş Erdoğan
2022 arXiv   pre-print
The drone delivery problem (DDP) has been introduced to include aerial vehicles in last-mile delivery operations to increase efficiency.  ...  However, the existing studies have not incorporated the communication quality requirements of such a delivery operation.  ...  Introduction In the past decades, rapid technological advances have resulted in the increasing use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in diverse sectors.  ... 
arXiv:2203.05906v1 fatcat:curd74on25e7ffi3ua6yadfj2u

Context-Specific Challenges, Opportunities, and Ethics of Drones for Healthcare Delivery in the Eyes of Program Managers and Field Staff: A Multi-Site Qualitative Study

Vyshnave Jeyabalan, Elysée Nouvet, Patrick Meier, Lorie Donelle
2020 Drones  
Ethical and practical concerns, challenges, and complexities of using drones for specific and diverse healthcare purposes have been minimally explored to date.  ...  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have significant potential in the healthcare field.  ...  by parties involved with implementing and using drones for health delivery.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones4030044 fatcat:arae46zsmnggtlu25y3nptbi5m

Towards the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): A Comprehensive Review

Syed Agha Hassnain Mohsan, Muhammad Asghar Khan, Fazal Noor, Insaf Ullah, Mohammed H. Alsharif
2022 Drones  
Recently, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have come in a great diversity of several applications such as military, construction, image and video mapping, medical, search and rescue  ...  , parcel delivery, hidden area exploration, oil rigs and power line monitoring, precision farming, wireless communication and aerial surveillance.  ...  The swarms of UAVs with intelligent monitoring mechanisms can reliably and quickly cover an intended area by using different parallel operating drones.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones6060147 fatcat:wpq2ggacqfauvhv7dhhsx5ccui

Internet of Drones: Routing Algorithms, Techniques and Challenges

Syed Kamran Haider, Ali Nauman, Muhammad Ali Jamshed, Aimin Jiang, Sahar Batool, Sung Won Kim
2022 Mathematics  
Moreover, applications of drones aid operations related to military support, agriculture industry, and smart Internet-of-Things (IoT).  ...  Currently, the use of drone based IoT, also known as Internet-of-Drones (IoD), and their design challenges and techniques are being probed by researchers around the globe.  ...  use of UAV for data collection be taken into account [2] Multi-Path Routing Aims to reduce the distance between Efficient data gathering is a Protocol Operation senders and receivers to obtain challenging  ... 
doi:10.3390/math10091488 fatcat:unofkohturhyzfg4t5gaysbn6i

UAV IoT Framework Views and Challenges: Towards Protecting Drones as "Things"

Thomas Lagkas, Vasileios Argyriou, Stamatia Bibi, Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
2018 Sensors  
Lately, there has been heavy investment in the development of UAVs and multi-UAVs systems that can collaborate and complete missions more efficiently and economically.  ...  However, there are many issues to be resolved before the effective use of UAVs can be made, including security, privacy, and management.  ...  • UAVs that are used to provide energy-efficient and reliable IoT uplink connections.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s18114015 fatcat:rrt73vuvjbblxc5pk5bjr7lk4a

Flying Drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight Using 4g LTE: Issues and Concerns

William D. Ivancic, Robert J Kerczewski, Robert W. Murawski, Konstantin Matheou, Alan N Downey
2019 2019 Integrated Communications, Navigation and Surveillance Conference (ICNS)  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank the numerous members and companies of the 3GPP Radio Access Network studying Enhanced LTE Support for Aerial Vehicles for their excellent research regarding use  ...  Multi-sector Antennas Nokia presented simulation results for pattern diversity (a.k.a .angular diversity) in reports "How to Ensure Reliable Connectivity for Aerial Vehicles over Cellular Networks [19  ...  reliable cellular communications for Vehicle to Everything (V2X).  ... 
doi:10.1109/icnsurv.2019.8735246 fatcat:2yl6i6ep3rd33mgqsleiqw4tjy

Handover Management for Drones in Future Mobile Networks—A Survey

Ibraheem Shayea, Pabiola Dushi, Mohammed Banafaa, Rozeha A. Rashid, Sawsan Ali, Mohd Adib Sarijari, Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh, Hafizal Mohamad
2022 Sensors  
Therefore, drone networks require more efficient mobility and handover techniques to continuously maintain stable and reliable connection.  ...  This paper reviews numerous studies on handover management for connected drones in mobile communication networks.  ...  Since the packet sizes are diverse, the use of D2D-assisted communications and drones greatly enhances reliability and data rates.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22176424 pmid:36080883 pmcid:PMC9460841 fatcat:ezwlzvueijh4tgfc5swu3vuizq

Handover Management of Drones in Future Mobile Networks: 6G Technologies

Joana Angjo, Ibraheem Shayea, Mustafa Ergen, Hafizal Mohamad, Abdulraqeb Alhammadi, Yousef Ibrahim Daradkeh
2021 IEEE Access  
Although they will provide several solutions related to mobile communication networks and other non-communication services, drones also possess numerous challenges, especially when it comes to their handover  ...  Drones will be a significant part of future mobile communication networks, serving as mobile users or acting as mobile base stations at sky.  ...  The devices, which are part of the multi-connectivity system, can employ cellular, D2D, and drone-assisted connections. Four mobility models were used to design these environments.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3051097 fatcat:cxbfds3ktnaohfstigqcocaosy

Securing your Airspace: Detection of Drones Trespassing Protected Areas [article]

Alireza Famili, Angelos Stavrou, Haining Wang, Jung-Min Park, Ryan Gerdes
2021 arXiv   pre-print
While popular, drones can pose serious security threats that can be unintentional or intentional. Thus, there is an urgent need for real-time accurate detection and classification of drones.  ...  There has been a rapid growth in the deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in various applications ranging from vital safety-of-life such as surveillance and reconnaissance at nuclear power plants  ...  For instance, Google and Amazon use drones for merchandise delivery while law enforcement leverages drones for speed checks.  ... 
arXiv:2111.03760v1 fatcat:r2ps2ongnvbtji5nrl3cyatwl4

A Review on Software-Based and Hardware-Based Authentication Mechanisms for the Internet of Drones

Emmanouel T. Michailidis, Demosthenes Vouyioukas
2022 Drones  
sensors, computation resources, and communication units.  ...  Thus, robust authentication protocols should be implemented in order to attain secure operation within the IoD.  ...  By adopting PKI, HSMs, and the widely accepted TLS protocol, a reliable and globally operative cryptographic authentication system for commercial cellular-connected UAVs was presented in [63] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones6020041 fatcat:ye34o3pjjjhovbe7ob3ch4mswa

Attitude towards Drone Food Delivery Services—Role of Innovativeness, Perceived Risk, and Green Image

Asish Oommen Mathew, Abhishek Nath Jha, Anasuya K. Lingappa, Pranshu Sinha
2021 Journal of Open Innovation: Technology, Market and Complexity  
The findings of this research will mainly benefit food delivery companies in framing successful drone food delivery strategies.  ...  We analyzed the questionnaire survey data collected from 310 respondents using structural equation modeling—partial least squares method.  ...  Introduction Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), popularly known as 'drones', are defined as: "an aircraft that is operated without direct human intervention from within or on the aircraft" [1] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/joitmc7020144 fatcat:eei527soarcjjfggpntvaweg5i

UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge-Computing for IoT Based on AI: A Comprehensive Review

Yassine Yazid, Imad Ez-Zazi, Antonio Guerrero-González, Ahmed El Oualkadi, Mounir Arioua
2021 Drones  
Furthermore, throughout this article, the reader gains an insight into the future of UAV-enabled MEC, the advantages and the critical challenges to be tackled when using AI.  ...  However, processing and memorizing this massive volume of data at local nodes have been deemed critical challenges, especially when using artificial intelligence (AI) systems to extract and exploit valuable  ...  UAVs can also guarantee reliable connectivity in hostile areas with limited Drones 2021, 5, 148 2 of 30 or unavailable communication infrastructure.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones5040148 fatcat:ypovd7expfbypfv7juuq5nropq

5G Communication: An Overview of Vehicle-to-Everything, Drones, and Healthcare Use-cases

Hanif Ullah, Nithya Gopalakrishnan Nair, Adrian Moore, Chris Nugent, Paul Muschamp, Maria Cuevas
2019 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS 5G, V2X communication, drones, healthcare, ultra-low-latency, ultra-high-reliability.  ...  In particular, we consider three main use-cases: vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, drones, and healthcare.  ...  Similarly, UAVs can be used in package delivery, surveillance operations and IoT applications. Surveillance operations usually involve monitoring the areas of interest over a long period of time.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2905347 fatcat:wgsv3xoek5c2jf4zwawx6zxaty

The Internet of Drones: Requirements, Taxonomy, Recent Advances, and Challenges of Research Trends

Abdelzahir Abdelmaboud
2021 Sensors  
The use of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are a valuable technique in coping with issues related to life in the general public's daily routines.  ...  However, there remain security, privacy, and communication issues related to IoD.  ...  Alternatively, cellular communications systems are more commonly used in civic and personal applications.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21175718 pmid:34502608 pmcid:PMC8433880 fatcat:t7wsp4net5eqraoswuymbvmf6i
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