Group Feedback Protocols for UAV Swarming Applications
on October 11, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Dr. Anantharaman Balasubramanian
Abstract: Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV) are a deeply disruptive technology with applications spanning
several industries. In addition to the primary envisaged applications such as
parcel delivery, agriculture, oil & gas inspection, and surveillance, new
use cases where a network/swarm of UAV cooperate to accomplish a mission are
being envisioned. With the goal of embracing the evolving perspective on UAVs
to multitude of applications, a primary challenge that needs to be addressed,
is to provide reliable communications for enabling Beyond Visual Line of Sight
(BVLOS) operations. With cellular communications being a natural choice for
providing pervasive, and reliable communication for UAV, 3GPP standards body
has recently addressed the challenges for ensuring coexistence of UAV with
terrestrial cellular users as apart of LTE Release-15. A logical next step
would be to develop forward looking technologies for integrating UAVs as a part
of 5G. We briefly overview the challenges in integrating UAV as part of
terrestrial cellular systems, and propose a new group feedback protocol to
enable efficient UAV communications.
Dr. Anantharaman Balasubramanian is a Senior Staff
Engineer at Interdigital Labs where he conducts research on wireless
communications for next generation technologies. His current research interests
are in enabling reliable & efficient communications for air-borne,
space-borne vehicles, andpassive IoT
devices. In the past he has worked on Quality of Experience for video
communications, and signal processing aspects of audio & video compression.
He received his PhD from the Texas A&M University. He is the
author/co-author of numerous journal, conference papers and patents.
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