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Received signal strength indicator-based decentralised control for robust long-range aerial networking using directional antennas

Jing Yan, Yan Wan, Shengli Fu, Junfei Xie, Songwei Li, Kejie Lu
2017 IET Control Theory & Applications  
Aerial networking using directional antennas (ANDA) is referred as a promising solution for the networking of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and for the fast provision of on-demand communication infrastructure  ...  In this study, the authors develop a decentralised control algorithm for directional antennas mounted on two moving UAVs to achieve a robust broad-band long-distance communication channel.  ...  Conclusions and future works In this paper, we investigate the modelling of RSSI and the use of it to assist with the decentralised control of antenna directions for a robust long-range communication channel  ... 
doi:10.1049/iet-cta.2016.1022 fatcat:yvk67llldfdepowhhtjx5zcsfi

Design, manufacture and performance analysis of an automatic antenna tracker for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Gesang Nugroho, Dicky Dectaviansyah
2018 Journal of Mechatronics, Electrical Power, and Vehicular Technology  
By using the antenna tracker, larger UAV range was obtained and the connection between the UAV and the GCS could always be maintained with a minimum fluctuation of RSSI signal, compared to those without  ...  In conducting a disaster monitoring mission, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has to travel a long distance to cover the region that is hited by a disaster.  ...  Acknowledgement The authors are grateful for the research funding provided by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia through higher education excellent research  ... 
doi:10.14203/j.mev.2018.v9.32-40 fatcat:qyg3kkvlufa6zienozmyotwb4q

Using Mobile Robots to Establish Mobile Wireless Mesh Networks and Increase Network Throughput

Cory Q. Nguyen, Byung-Cheol Min, Eric T. Matson, Anthony H. Smith, J. Eric Dietz, Donghan Kim
2012 International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks  
the throughput of this mobile wireless mesh system by autonomously reducing the hop count required for network traffic to transit through.  ...  In doing so, this proof-of-concept contributes to future development of a robust system which can be deployed and utilized in different situations and industry.  ...  Additionally, a new mounting system will be designed to increase the height of the antennae to increase coverage and network performance for the system.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2012/614532 fatcat:acddanm72jbxvkc3cupyou34f4

SensorFlock

Jude Allred, Ahmad Bilal Hasan, Saroch Panichsakul, William Pisano, Peter Gray, Jyh Huang, Richard Han, Dale Lawrence, Kamran Mohseni
2007 Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Embedded networked sensor systems - SenSys '07  
control algorithm, and wireless communication networking between MAVs.  ...  An airborne wireless sensor network (WSN) composed of bird-sized micro aerial vehicles (MAVs) enables low cost high granularity atmospheric sensing of toxic plume behavior and storm dynamics, and provides  ...  We also with to thank our shepherd Thiemo Voigt and our anonymous reviewers for their comments.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1322263.1322275 dblp:conf/sensys/AllredHPPGHHLM07 fatcat:sqdva6j2rbfbbk52yvx5gkk3cm

A Survey of Prototype and Experiment for UAV Communications [article]

Qingheng Song, Yong Zeng, Jie Xu, Shi Jin
2020 arXiv   pre-print
For UAV-enabled aerial communication platforms, we present three scenarios, namely UAV-enabled aerial base stations, UAV-enabled aerial relays and UAV-enabled aerial data collection/dissemination.  ...  Finally, we point out some promising future directions for prototype and experimental measurements for UAV communications.  ...  The design included payload adjustment, directional antenna and a mechanical heading control.  ... 
arXiv:2007.00905v1 fatcat:ycbbaabegnf57d4p33ysrgbhvy

Combining Unmanned Aerial Systems and Sensor Networks for Earth Observation

José Martínez-de Dios, Alberto de San Bernabé, Antidio Viguria, Arturo Torres-González, Anibal Ollero
2017 Remote Sensing  
This paper presents a scheme based on Unmanned Aerial Systems that intends to give a step forward in the use of sensor networks for environment observation.  ...  However, the procedures and tools used for deployment, geo-referenciation and collection of logged measurements in the case of traditional environmental monitoring stations are not suitable when dealing  ...  Recent Low-Power Wide-Area Network (LPWAN) technologies, such as LoRa (Long Range), NB-IoT (Narrowband-Internet of Things) or SigFox, are designed to enable long-range communications with low bit rates  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9040336 fatcat:gfs5esagrbfgzbykq3b2sqkiby

The Recent Advancement in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Tracking Antenna: A Review

Anabi Hilary Kelechi, Mohammed H. Alsharif, Damilare Abdulbasit Oluwole, Philip Achimugu, Osichinaka Ubadike, Jamel Nebhen, Atayero Aaron-Anthony, Peerapong Uthansakul
2021 Sensors  
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) antenna tracking system is an electromechanical component designed to track and steer the signal beams from the ground control station (GCS) to the airborne platform for optimum  ...  Therefore, to achieve longer UAV distance communication, there is a need for directional high gain antenna.  ...  However, although this work did show the use of RSSI, it is not totally accurate. Similarly, [101] proposed RSSI-based heading control for robust long-range aerial communication in UAV networks.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21165662 pmid:34451102 pmcid:PMC8402316 fatcat:5dqr53alk5dlfdjtndyfzygo34

Tracking and Monitoring System Based on LoRa Technology for Lightweight Boats

Ramon Sanchez-Iborra, Ignacio G. Liaño, Christian Simoes, Elena Couñago, Antonio Skarmeta
2018 Electronics  
For that reason, in this work, we present a boat tracking and monitoring system based on LoRa (Long Range), one of the most prominent LP-WAN technologies.  ...  Maritime communications are really challenging due to the adverse transmission conditions and the lack of a pre-provided infrastructure for supporting long range connectivity with land.  ...  Figure 2 . 2 LoRaWAN (Long Range Wide Area Network) stack. Figure 3 . 3 LoRaWAN network architecture. Figure 4 . 4 LP-WAN-based proposed architecture.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics8010015 fatcat:dbymeti2lzge5oj6iuv5n3hhje

Smart Relay Architecture for Over-the-Horizon High Quality Communications with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Rodrigo Blazquez-Garcia, Xiaoliang Sun, Mateo Burgos-Garcia, Alejandro Garcia-Tejero, Juan Vidal-Alegria, Jose-Manuel Fernandez-Gonzalez, Manuel Sierra-Castaner
2019 IEEE Access  
systems based on the use of omnidirectional antennas onboard UAVs.  ...  In this way, a bidirectional long-range link for telemetry, telecommand, and high-resolution video can be deployed between UAVs providing high quality of service, reliability, and moderate data throughput  ...  In [11] , the usage of directional antennas mounted on rotating platforms with heading control is proposed in order to increase the communication range of this relay architecture.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2922012 fatcat:egf7xk32cbfapgdfepms4xtbde

Wi-Fi and Satellite-Based Location Techniques for Intelligent Agricultural Machinery Controlled by a Human Operator

Domagoj Drenjanac, Slobodanka Tomic, Juan Agüera, Manuel Perez-Ruiz
2014 Sensors  
The hybrid localization approach has two components: (1) a localization algorithm based on the received signal strength indication (RSSI) from the wireless environment; and (2) the acquisition of the tractor  ...  To investigate autonomous tractor localization, a real-time kinematic (RTK)-based localization system installed on autonomous tractor developed for agricultural applications was evaluated.  ...  ., Spain for technical assistance. Author Contributions Domagoj Drenjanac and Slobodanka Tomic developed the RSSI localization system running on a user portable device (UPD).  ... 
doi:10.3390/s141019767 pmid:25340450 pmcid:PMC4239937 fatcat:klgqeekp4nfjtcs3zcvrjtqiny

Node localization using mobile robots in delay-tolerant sensor networks

P.N. Pathirana, N. Bulusu, A.V. Savkin, S. Jha
2005 IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing  
Our mathematical contribution is the use of a Robust Extended Kalman Filter (REKF)-based state estimator to solve the localization.  ...  The key idea in our scheme is to use this robot to perform location estimation for the sensor nodes it passes based on the signal strength of the radio messages received from them.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to acknowledge Dang Xuan Thanh and Budi Mulyawan for the hardware implementation, experimental data collection, and their insights to this research.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmc.2005.43 fatcat:csakglbouzawbfuti5xh5y4aym

Smart Search System of Autonomous Flight UAVs for Disaster Rescue

Donggeun Oh, Junghee Han
2021 Sensors  
Recently, the search for survivors using unmanned aerial vehicles has been studied, but there are several problems as the search is mainly using images taken with cameras (including thermal imaging cameras  ...  For example, it is difficult to distinguish a distressed person from a long distance especially in the presence of cover.  ...  Recently, the search for survivors using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has been attempted in many cases [1] [2] [3] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21206810 pmid:34696023 pmcid:PMC8537596 fatcat:7od2bknhxjfudjxbut336uwtxm

Active Sensing for Search and Tracking: A Review [article]

Luca Varotto, Angelo Cenedese, Andrea Cavallaro
2021 arXiv   pre-print
It is also beneficial to promote the development of robust active sensing methods for search and tracking applications.  ...  Overall, this survey explores the principal challenges and envisages the main research directions in the field of autonomous perception systems for localization tasks.  ...  Cavallaro, “Energy consumption models for “Design and implementation of aerial communication using directional smart camera networks,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems  ... 
arXiv:2112.02381v1 fatcat:zxptl2lhcne6hjephtrefoy5ju

A Review of Indoor Millimeter Wave Device-based Localization and Device-free Sensing Technologies and Applications [article]

Anish Shastri, Neharika Valecha, Enver Bashirov, Harsh Tataria, Michael Lentmaier, Fredrik Tufvesson, Michele Rossi, Paolo Casari
2022 arXiv   pre-print
and timely research directions.  ...  This paper surveys the state of the art in device-based localization and device-free sensing using mmWave communication and radar devices, with a focus on indoor deployments.  ...  Directional beamforming is used to make the system robust to noise.  ... 
arXiv:2112.05593v3 fatcat:eggaop3azfauljxevmm6dtst5u

A Survey on Indoor Vehicle Localization Through RFID Technology

Andrea Motroni, Alice Buffi, Paolo Nepa
2021 IEEE Access  
The analysis highlights pros and cons of each method, together with the main challenges and perspectives of RFID-based solutions for vehicle localization.  ...  ., tag EPC, RSSI or backscattered phase, are discussed.  ...  Both are range-based approaches exploiting an infrastructure of four reader antennas. In [70] , a phase-based tracking method for moving tags and an infrastructure of fixed antennas was presented.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3052316 fatcat:betj37mpx5gf7hejfqmbte3tbu
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