Communication and networking technologies for UAVs: A survey

@article{Sharma2020CommunicationAN,
  title={Communication and networking technologies for UAVs: A survey},
  author={Abhishek Sharma and Pankhuri Vanjani and Nikhil Paliwal and Chathuranga M. Wijerathna Basnayaka and D. Jayakody and Hwang-Cheng Wang and P. Muthuchidambaranathane},
  journal={J. Netw. Comput. Appl.},
  year={2020},
  volume={168},
  pages={102739}
}
With the advancement in drone technology, in just a few years, drones will be assisting humans in every domain. But there are many challenges to be tackled, communication being the chief one. This paper aims at providing insights into the latest UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) communication technologies through investigation of suitable task modules, antennas, resource handling platforms, and network architectures. Additionally, we explore techniques such as machine learning and path planning to… Expand

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