FANET: Smart city mobility off to a flying start with self‐organized drone‐based networks

Muhammad Hameed Siddiqi, Umar Draz, Amjad Ali, Muddesar Iqbal, Madallah Alruwaili, Yousef Alhwaiti, Saad Alanazi
2021 IET Communications  
Due to recent advancements in smart city traffic and transport monitoring industry 4.0 applications. Flying Ad-Hoc Networks (FANETs) ability to cover geographically large areas, makes it a suitable technology to address the challenges faced during remote areas traffic monitoring. The implementation of drone based FANETs have several advantages in remote traffic monitoring, including free air-to-air drone assisted communication zone and smart surveillance and security. The drone-based FANETs can
more » ... be deployed within minutes without requiring physical infrastructure, making it suitable for mission critical applications in several areas of interests. Here a drone-based FANETs application for smart city remote traffic monitoring is presented while addressing several challenges including coverage of larger geographical area and data communication links between FANETs nodes. A FANET-inspired enhanced ACO algorithm that easily coped with drone assisted technology of FANETs is proposed to cover the large areas. Simulation results are presented to compare the proposed technique against different network lifetime and number of received packets. The presented results show that the proposed technique perform better compared to other state-of-the-art techniques.
doi:10.1049/cmu2.12291 fatcat:3ouuvit4mje3jnymggtgiomftq