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Team communications among airborne swarms


In this paper, we consider team (swarm) of unmanned vehicles (UVs) equipped with various sensors (videos, chemicals, etc). Those swarms need efficient communication to feed sensed data, communicate data to other swarms, to navigate and, more generally, to carry out complex mission autonomously. We focus on a particular aspect of mission oriented communications, namely, team multicast. In team multicast, the multicast group does not consist of individual members, rather, of teams. In our case, the teams may consist of special UVs that have been established to launch a search and rescue mission. Simulation results illustrate the performance benefits of the team multicast solution as compared with more traditional multicast approaches.

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Aerospace Conference, , October. 2003


Mario Gerla
Yunjung Yi