İHA ağları için uyarlanabilir, dengeli ve enerji verimli kümeleme mekanizması


Görmüş S. , Kıran H. E.

Pamukkale Üniversitesi Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.10, no.1, pp.1-10, 2020 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/pajes.2020.53059
  • Title of Journal : Pamukkale Üniversitesi Mühendislik Bilimleri Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Keywords: Unmanned aerial vehicles network, Cluster head selection, Wireless sensor networks, Energy efficiency, Topology stability

Abstract

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are widely used in many fields, both civilian and military. In particular, mostly mini UAVs are used in civilian applications which are preferred both in terms of affordability and availability. However, these vehicles are insufficient for some applications when they are used alone. This inadequacy is often observed in mini-UAVs having limited capacity in terms of energy storage and payloads. As a solution to this challenge, swarms of networked mini UAVs have been proposed. Thus, the UAVs in such networks are assigned with different tasks to provide a solution or this inadequacy. While these networks have many advantages, they also come with challenges. These challenges include limited on-board energy storage, low power and lossy wireless communication interface, and limited useful payload carrying capability. In this study, a new adaptive, balanced and energy efficient clustering mechanism has been proposed for such UAV networks.