Adaptive MAC protocol for UAV communication networks using directional antennas

  title={Adaptive MAC protocol for UAV communication networks using directional antennas},
  author={Abdel Ilah Alshbatat and Liang Dong},
  journal={2010 International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control (ICNSC)},
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been used recently a lot in military applications as well as in civilian. It shows great advantages and importance in the search and rescue, real-time surveillance, reconnaissance operations, traffic monitoring, hazardous site inspection and range extension. Moreover, UAVs are suited for situations that are too dangerous for direct human monitoring. In general, UAVs have the potential to create an ad-hoc network and greatly reduce the hops from source to… CONTINUE READING
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