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A Review on Flying Ad-hoc Network Using Various Protocols

Anjali Savita, Pankaj Sharma, Sandeep Kumar


One of the major designing issues for multi-Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) systems is the communication that is essential for cooperation and collaboration among the UAVs. If all UAVs are straight allied to a framework, namely a ground base or a satellite, the communication among UAVs can be realized by the framework. However, this framework relayed communication architecture restricts the abilities of the multi-UAV systems. Ad-hoc networking among UAVs can resolve the issues arising from a fully framework relayed UAV networks. In this paper, Flying Ad-Hoc Networks (FANETs) are studied which is an ad hoc network linking the UAVs. The differences among FANETs, Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANETs), and Vehicle Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) are explained, and then the main designing issues of FANET are introduced.  

Cite this Article: Savita A, Sharma P, Kumar S. A Review on Flying Ad-hoc Network Using Various Protocols. Journal of Mobile Computing, Communications & Mobile Networks. 2016; 3(2): 1–6p. 


Flying Ad-Hoc Network (FANET), Vehicle Ad-Hoc Network (VANET), Mobile Adhoc Network (MANET), Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV)

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