Energy Neutral Internet of Drones

Teng Long, Mustafa Ozger, Oktay Cetinkaya, Ozgur B. Akan
2018 IEEE Communications Magazine  
Extensive use of amateur drones (ADrs) poses threat to the public safety for their possible misuse. Hence, surveillance drones (SDrs) are utilized to detect and eliminate potential threats. However, limited battery, and lack of efficient communication and networking solutions degrade the quality of surveillance. To this end, we conceptualize Energy Neutral Internet of Drones (enIoD) to enable enhanced connectivity between drones by overcoming energy limitations for autonomous and continuous
more » ... ation. Power provisioning with recharging stations is introduced by wireless power transfer (WPT) to energize the drones. Renewable energy harvesting (EH) is utilized to realize energy neutrality, which is minimization of deficit in harvested and consumed energy in enIoD. Communication and networking architectures and protocols for realization of multidimensional objectives are presented. Finally, possible application areas are explained with a case study to show how enIoD operates.
doi:10.1109/mcom.2017.1700454 fatcat:wpip75agrbauhensgbxiazwiia