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Robust Mission Critical (semi-)Autonomous Systems (MiCAS)

Project Description: 

Wireless connectivity for communication and control in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) networks is very critical to accomplish an assigned task such as monitoring a given area. Because of 3-dimensional nature and dynamic mobility of UAVs, there are several challenges. Furthermore, due to the three-dimensional nature of UAVs, a new model for wireless ad hoc networks needs to be developed. Traditional network models assume a two-dimensional framework and do not take into account the large changes in 3-D (longitude, attitude and altitude) that typically occurs with UAV networks. In this project, we are in the process of analyzing, designing, developing and evaluating 3-D wireless ad hoc networks for mission critical systems and applications. Typical research areas involved are: 
  • Adaptive wireless Connectivity for Communications and Control in 3D UAV networks. 
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence for 3-D UAV wireless ad hoc networks. 
  • Signal Processing for Wireless Communications for 3-D UAV wireless ad hoc networks. 
  • Secure Wireless Communication Schemes for 3-D UAV ad hoc networks

Example Scenario: A testbed of 3-D Wireless Ad hoc Networks for Mission Critical (semi-) Autonomous Systems (MiCAS)

Figure 1: 3-D Wireless Ad hoc Networks for Mission Critical Autonomous System (MiCAS) 


  • R. Grodi and D. B. Rawat, "UAV-assisted Broadband Network for Emergency and Public Safety Communications", Proc. of the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2015), December 14-16, 2015, Orlando, Florida, USA. accepted.
    • R. Grodi, D. B. Rawat and C. Bajracharya , "Performance Evaluation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Ad hoc Networks," IEEE SoutheastCon 2015, Florida, April 9 - 12, 2015.
    • D. B. Rawat, C. Bajracharya and G. Yan "Towards Intelligent Transportation Cyber-Physical Systems: Real-Time Computing and Communications Perspectives," IEEE SoutheastCon 2015, Florida, April 9 - 12, 2015.
    • Danda B. Rawat, Robin Grodi and Chandra Bajracharya, "Enhancing Connectivity for Communication and Control in Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Networks," in Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week (IEEE RWW 2015), 25 - 28 January 2015, San Diego, California, USA. To appear. (acceptance ratio = x%) 
    • Danda B. Rawat and Sachin Shetty, "Enhancing Connectivity for Spectrum-agile Vehicular Ad hoc Networks in Fading Channels," in Proceedings of 2014 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IEEE IV 2014), Pages: 957 - 962, June 8-11, 2014, Dearborn, Michigan, USA. (acceptance ratio = x%) 
    • Danda B. Rawat, et. al., "Vehicle-to-Vehicle Connectivity and Communication Framework for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks," in Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2014), Pages: 44 - 49, July 2-4, 2014, Birmingham, UK. (acceptance ratio = 29%). 

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