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Experimental Characterization of WSNs Applied to Swarms of Aquatic Surface Drones

Velez, F. J. ; Nadziejko, A.K.N ; Christensen, A. ; Oliveira, S. ; Rodrigues, T. R. ; Costa, V.C. ; Duarte, M. ; Silva, F. ; Gomes, J.

Experimental Characterization of WSNs Applied to Swarms of Aquatic Surface Drones, Proc Conf. on Telecommunications - ConfTele, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. -, pp. - - -, September, 2015.

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Abstract
HANCAD project aims at developing technologies and communication protocols for swarms of aquatic inexpensive surface drones. The goal is to perform maritime tasks such as sea border patrolling or environmental monitoring, keeping the cost of the drones low. The exchange of information within the swarm is essential for the success of the mission. The most recent solution for control and communications within the current prototypes are supported by Raspberry Pi 2 and XBee-PRO S1 allowing for low power consumption while expanding the range of transmission. Field trial results enabled to verify the potential of the proposed solution, in terms of coverage range and multi-hop capabilities, in actual maritime scenarios.