Mobility

Experiment and Field Demonstration of a 802.11-Based Ground-UAV Mobile Ad-Hoc Network

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Executive Summary

This paper describes a field demonstration and presents the network performance of an 802.11 ground-UAV network composed of 11 ground stations, a mobile vehicle and two fixed wing UAVs, connected by two routing gateways to a legacy wired network. The network effects demonstrated include mobility, network partitions, network merges and gateway failovers. The paper presents experimental results for recorded data traffic and for the state of the routing protocols, with the mobile nodes participating as sources of data traffic.

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