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Characterizing Multihop Aerial Networks of COTS Multirotors

Pinto, L.P ; Moreira, A. ; Almeida, L. ; Rowe, A.

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics Vol. 13, Nº 2, pp. 898 - 906, April, 2017.

ISSN (print): 1551-3203
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Journal Impact Factor: 3,381 (in 2012)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TII.2017.2668439

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Abstract
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) recently enabled a myriad of new applications
spanning domains from personal entertainment to surveillance and monitoring. In this paper,
we focus on using several small UAVs collaboratively to provide extended reach to an
online video monitoring system for inspection of industrial installations. We make use of
802.11 radios on low-cost commercial-off-the-shelf UAVs, set up a time-division multiple
access overlay protocol to avoid mutual interference, and enable high channel utilization ...