UAV relay network to support WSN connectivity

Abstract

An important problem in Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) is the occurrence of failures that lead to the disconnection of parts of the network, compromising the final results achieved by the WSN operation. A way to overcome such problem is to provide a reliable connection to support the connectivity via other types of nodes that communicate with the sensor nodes. This paper proposes the usage of a network composed by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) as a relay network to guarantee the delivery of data produced by WSN nodes on the ground to the users. Results from simulations of the proposed technique are provided and discussed.

DOI: 10.1109/ICUMT.2010.5676621

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@inproceedings{Freitas2010UAVRN, title={UAV relay network to support WSN connectivity}, author={Edison Pignaton de Freitas and Tales Heimfarth and Ivayr Farah Netto and Carlos Eduardo Lino and Carlos Eduardo Pereira and Armando Morado Ferreira and Fl{\'a}vio Rech Wagner and Tony Larsson}, booktitle={ICUMT}, year={2010} }