Collaborative UAVs cloud

Sara Mahmoud, Nader Mohamed

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    32 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Most collaborative UAVs applications are built using traditional technologies that need the dedication of huge development efforts, time, and budget. In this paper, we introduce a new concept, Collaborative UAVs Cloud, to simplify the efforts and reduce the time and cost needed to develop collaborative UAVs applications. This concept utilizes the recent technology of mobile cloud computing for presenting a set of resources in multiple UAVs as a set of mobile cloud services. The cloud services in addition to ground cloud computing services can be used together to enable the development and operations of collaborative UAVs. In the proposed cloud, special collaboration methods are offered as services to reduce the time and cost of development hence they become plug and play components to be used when needed. This proposed cloud offers different opportunities in UAVs applications development and deployment; however, some technical challenges are present and need to be addressed before the actual benefits can be realized at a cost-effective price. Some of these challenges include the UAVs' energy levels, high mobility, and current locations. This paper proposes a framework for Collaborative UAVs Cloud and presents its opportunities and challenges.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages365-373
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9781479923762
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
    Event2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Orlando, FL, United States
    Duration: May 27 2014May 30 2014

    Publication series

    Name2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014 - Conference Proceedings

    Other

    Other2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2014
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityOrlando, FL
    Period5/27/145/30/14

    Keywords

    • Cloud Computing
    • Collaborative UAVs
    • Mobile Cloud
    • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)
    • UAVs

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Aerospace Engineering

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