Special Issue "Optimization and Communication in UAV Networks"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Dr. Nathalie Mitton
With new technological advances, UAVs are becoming a reality and attract more and more attention. UAVs or drones are flying devices that can be remotely controlled or, more recently, completely autonomous. They can be used alone or as a fleet, and in a large set of applications: From rescue operations to event coverage going through servicing other networks such as sensor networks for replacing, recharging, or data offloading. They are hardware-constrained since they cannot be too heavy and rely on batteries. Depending on their use (alone or in a swarm) and the targeted applications, they must evolve differently and meet different requirements (energy preservation, delay of covering an area, coverage, limited number of devices, etc.) with limited resources (energy, speed, etc.).
Yet, their use still raises a large set of new exciting challenges, in terms of trajectory optimization, positioning, when they are used alone or in cooperation, coordination, and communication when they evolve in swarm, just to name a few.
This Special Issue calls for any new original submissions that deal with UAV or UAV swarm optimization or communication aspects.
Dr. Nathalie Mitton
Dr. Christelle Caillouet
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