An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Based Wireless Network for Bridging Communication
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In this paper we proposed a UAV-based wireless network for bridging communication between nodes on the ground. The proposed method provides on the fly communication facilities in order to connect two machines through a wireless access point mounted on a UAV through IEEE 802.11n. We conducted our experiments in an outdoor environment to investigate the performance of 802.11n at both 2.4 and 5 GHz band. Our evaluations showed that 802.11n at 5 GHz performs slightly better than 802.11n at 2.4 GHz with respect to data rate. We also concluded that 802.11n at both 2.4 and 5 GHz are practicable in rescue operations and disaster management scenarios
This work has been supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and National Science Foundation of China for the funding associated to the project: Flood Detection and Monitoring using Hyper-spectral Remote Sensing from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and EPSRC ESR project: Feasibility study on a fully deployable resilient flooding predicting, monitoring and response system.
This is the author accepted manuscript.
The 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks, 2017-06-21, 2017-06-23, Exeter