Energy-Efficient Cooperative Relaying for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

@article{Li2016EnergyEfficientCR,
  title={Energy-Efficient Cooperative Relaying for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles},
  author={Kai Li and Wei Ni and Xin Wang and Ren Ping Liu and Salil S. Kanhere and Sanjay Jha},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing},
  year={2016},
  volume={15},
  pages={1377-1386}
}
Airborne relaying can extend wireless sensor networks (WSNs) to remote human-unfriendly terrains. However, lossy airborne channels and limited battery of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are critical issues, adversely affecting success rate and network lifetime, especially in real-time applications. We propose an energy-efficient cooperative relaying scheme which extends network lifetime while guaranteeing the success rate. The optimal transmission schedule of the UAVs is formulated to minimize… CONTINUE READING
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