Network-Aware Genetic Algorithms for the Coordination of MALE UAV Networks

Alexandros Giagkos*, Myra S. Wilson, Ben Bancroft

*Awdur cyfatebol y gwaith hwn

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Maintaining an ad hoc network infrastructure to cover multiple ground-based users can be achieved by autonomous groups of hydrocarbon powered medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This can be seen as an optimisation problem to maximise the number of users supported by a quality network while making efficient use of the available power. We present an architecture that combines genetic algorithms with a network simulator to evolve flying solutions for groups of UAVs. Results indicate that our system generates physical network topologies that are usable and offer consistent network quality. It offers a higher goodput than the non-network-aware equivalent when covering the communication demands of multiple ground-based users. Most importantly, the proposed architecture flies the UAVs at lower altitudes making sure that downstream links remain active throughout the duration of the mission.

Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
TeitlTowards Autonomous Robotic Systems - 22nd Annual Conference, TAROS 2021, Proceedings
GolygyddionCharles Fox, Junfeng Gao, Amir Ghalamzan Esfahani, Mini Saaj, Marc Hanheide, Simon Parsons
CyhoeddwrSpringer Nature
Nifer y tudalennau10
ISBN (Electronig)9783030891770
ISBN (Argraffiad)9783030891763
Dynodwyr Gwrthrych Digidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 31 Hyd 2021
Digwyddiad22th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2021 - Virtual, Online
Hyd: 08 Medi 202110 Medi 2021

Cyfres gyhoeddiadau

EnwLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Cyfrol13054 LNAI
ISSN (Argraffiad)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronig)1611-3349


Cynhadledd22th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, TAROS 2021
DinasVirtual, Online
Cyfnod08 Medi 202110 Medi 2021

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