Title A survey on unmanned aerial and aquatic vehicle multi-hop networks: Wireless communications, evaluation tools and applications
Authors Sanchez-Garcia, J., Garcia-Campo, J. M., Arzamendia, M., GUTIÉRREZ REINA, DANIEL, Toral, S. L., Gregor, D., GUTIÉRREZ REINA, DANIEL
External publication No
Means Comput Commun
Scope Review
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
JCR Impact 2.76600
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85044662157&doi=10.1016%2fj.comcom.2018.02.002&partnerID=40&md5=fbcc527b073709671d5e2cdf7cdc6b13
Publication date 01/04/2018
ISI 000429513100004
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85044662157
DOI 10.1016/j.comcom.2018.02.002
Abstract Unmanned aerial and aquatic vehicle networks have attracted the attention of the wireless communication research community in the last decade. The low manufacturing costs for developing small unmanned vehicles and the notable developments on wireless communication technologies have made possible the design of co-operative applications involving multiple unmanned aerial and aquatic vehicles. However, the design of wireless networks, which include very dynamic and complex entities like unmanned vehicles, poses many challenges. Fortunately, unmanned aerial vehicle networks applications usually resemble those of unmanned aquatic vehicle networks such as military missions, or environmental monitoring among others. With the exception of the obvious differences in the lower layers of the wireless communications protocols, valid approaches used in the aerial medium could be easily adapted to the aquatic medium. This survey presents together the main features to take into account for designing unmanned aerial and aquatic vehicle networks with the aim to help the reader to transfer valid approaches and techniques between aerial and aquatic applications. We survey the results of more than 100 references on this topic published in international conferences and journals, and we also include the results of several bibliometric analyses in order to better present the status of the art and research directions on this scientific area.
Keywords Unmanned aerial networks; Aquatic networks; Wireless communications; Simulation tools; Bibliometric analysis
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