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Collaboration of Drone and Internet of Public Safety Things in Smart Cities: An Overview of QoS and Network Performance Optimization

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School of Aerospace Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Department of Electonics Engineering, IBB University, Ibb, Yemen
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College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45220, USA
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Software Research Institute, Athlone Institute of Technology, Athlone, Ireland
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Department of ECE, SMVDU, Katra, (Jammu & Kashmir), India
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Drones 2019, 3(1), 13; https://doi.org/10.3390/drones3010013
Received: 5 November 2018 / Revised: 30 December 2018 / Accepted: 1 January 2019 / Published: 27 January 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Drone Communications, State-of-the-Art and Architectures)
This paper studies the network performance of collaboration between the Internet of public safety things (IoPST) and drones. Drones play a vital role in delivering timely and essential wireless communication services for the recovery of services right after a disaster by increasing surge capacity for the purposes of public safety, exploring areas that are difficult to reach, and providing an area of rapid coverage and connectivity. To provide such critical facilities in the case of disasters and for the purposes of public safety, collaboration between drones and IoPST is able to support public safety requirements such as real-time analytics, real-time monitoring, and enhanced decision-making to help smart cities meet their public safety requirements. Therefore, the deployment of drone-based wireless communication can save people and ecosystems by helping public safety organizations face threats and manage crises in an efficient manner. The contribution of this work lies in improving the level of public safety in smart cities through collaborating between smart wearable devices and drone technology. Thus, the collaboration between drones and IoPST devices establishes a public safety network that shows satisfying results in terms of enhancing efficiency and information accuracy. View Full-Text
Keywords: IoT; public safety network; drone; emergency communication; IoPST; SAR; smart cities IoT; public safety network; drone; emergency communication; IoPST; SAR; smart cities
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Alsamhi, S.H.; Ma, O.; Ansari, M.S.; Gupta, S.K. Collaboration of Drone and Internet of Public Safety Things in Smart Cities: An Overview of QoS and Network Performance Optimization. Drones 2019, 3, 13.

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