Airborne Communication Networks for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  title={Airborne Communication Networks for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems},
  author={Eric W. Frew and Timothy X. Brown},
  journal={Proceedings of the IEEE},
This paper explores the role of meshed airborne communication networks in the operational performance of small unmanned aircraft systems. Small unmanned aircraft systems have the potential to create new applications and markets in civil domains, enable many disruptive technologies, and put considerable stress on air traffic control systems. We argue that of the existing networked communication architectures, only meshed ad hoc networking can meet the communication demands for the large number… CONTINUE READING
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