A cross-layered communication paradigm for integrating search and surveillance applications of Unmanned Aeronautical Ad-Hoc Networks (UAANETs) is proposed. The idea is to accomplish two conflicting applications of UAANETs simultaneously via a single ad-hoc communication architecture. The proposal supports both searching and tracking missions of UAANETs via a unified cross-layer architecture. In order to avoid excessive complexity and loss of standardization, a modular layering architecture is introduced and cross-layer and strict-layer interactions are clearly defined. The ultimate goal is to satisfy the requirements of different UAANET applications.

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Keywords Cross-layer design and optimization, Search applications, Surveillance applications, Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Unmanned aeronautical ad-hoc network (UAANET)
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/WiCOM.2012.6478274
Conference 2012 8th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM 2012
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Shirani, R. (Rostam), St-Hilaire, M, & Kunz, T. (2012). A cross-layered communication architecture for search and surveillance applications of unmanned aeronautical ad-hoc networks. Presented at the 2012 8th International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, WiCOM 2012. doi:10.1109/WiCOM.2012.6478274