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Autonomous systems for communication in UAVs using DTN

Grant number: 11/19701-3
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Computer Science - Computer Systems
Principal Investigator:Edson dos Santos Moreira
Grantee:Roberto Sadao Yokoyama
Supervisor: Claudio Casetti
Host Institution: Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação (ICMC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: Politecnico di Torino, Italy  
Associated to the scholarship:09/17720-0 - Autonomous systems for communication in UAVs using DTN., BP.DR


Currently, UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are being used in civilian and military scenarios, for example, find people in environmental disasters, collecting images for surveillance, military target recognition, etc. These missions can be optimized through the aircrafts that have ability to cooperate in the flight. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain communication between UAVs, but this is a challenge in terms of wireless networks, due to the movement of aircraft and instability in the communication link. For keeping the connection or feasible data delivery, we research new protocols and mechanisms to recover the connection. The idea is maximize connectivity during flight. In this sense, we expected improve algorithms based on the concept of autonomous computing and MANETs (Mobile Ad-hoc NETworks). (AU)

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