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Sensors 2018, 18(9), 2982;

Dynamic Computation Offloading Scheme for Drone-Based Surveillance Systems

Division of Computer Science and Engineering, Sun Moon University, Asan 31460, Korea
Division of Computer and Information Engineering, Hoseo University, Asan 31499, Korea
Division of Computer Engineering, Hansung University, Seoul 02876, Korea
Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Hannam University, Daejeon 34430, Korea
This paper is an extension version of the conference paper: Kim, B.; Min, H.; Heo, J.; Jung, J. Dynamic Offloading Algorithm for Drone Computation. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Research in Adaptive and Convergent Systems (RACS’16), Odense, Denmark, 11–14 October 2016.
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Received: 10 August 2018 / Revised: 4 September 2018 / Accepted: 4 September 2018 / Published: 6 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems and Applications)
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Recently, various technologies for utilizing unmanned aerial vehicles have been studied. Drones are a kind of unmanned aerial vehicle. Drone-based mobile surveillance systems can be applied for various purposes such as object recognition or object tracking. In this paper, we propose a mobility-aware dynamic computation offloading scheme, which can be used for tracking and recognizing a moving object on the drone. The purpose of the proposed scheme is to reduce the time required for recognizing and tracking a moving target object. Reducing recognition and tracking time is a very important issue because it is a very time critical job. Our dynamic computation offloading scheme considers both the dwell time of the moving target object and the network failure rate to estimate the response time accurately. Based on the simulation results, our dynamic computation offloading scheme can reduce the response time required for tracking the moving target object efficiently. View Full-Text
Keywords: drone; offloading; surveillance drone; offloading; surveillance

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