Poster abstract: Communicating "in the air"-studying the impact of UAVs on sensor network data collection

Hoon Jeong, Changwon Lee, Jaehong Ryu, Byeong Cheol Choi, Jeong Gil Ko

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Abstract

The commercialization of cheap unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is starting to change the way we, as sensor network system designers, think of data collection. Specifically, UAVs provide a third dimension of mobile data collection as we can now traverse the sky with minimal obstacles, rather than rovering the ground with wheeled robots. However, despite UAVs or drones being an interesting platform with the potential to change sensor network deployment topologies, little do we understand on how data collection will perform "in the air". In this work we present a preliminary empirical study on the performance of aerial data collection using an IEEE 802.15.4 radio-equipped drone connecting itself to sensor nodes positioned on the ground. Our results show that a drone-based data collection platform outperforms that of an "at ground-level" data collection unit, despite being at identical distances. Based on this study, we identify the increased data collection height and "easy-to-achieve" lineof-sight as key features that make this possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSenSys 2015 - Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages435-436
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450336314
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Nov 1
Event13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2015 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2015 Nov 12015 Nov 4

Publication series

NameSenSys 2015 - Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems

Conference

Conference13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems, SenSys 2015
CountryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period15/11/115/11/4

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Jeong, H., Lee, C., Ryu, J., Choi, B. C., & Ko, J. G. (2015). Poster abstract: Communicating "in the air"-studying the impact of UAVs on sensor network data collection. In SenSys 2015 - Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (pp. 435-436). (SenSys 2015 - Proceedings of the 13th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1145/2809695.2817901