Large-scale Airborne Connectivity Mesh Infrastructure Protocols
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AbstractIntelligent Automation Inc. (IAI), along with Boeing, proposes novel networking approaches and protocols which can achieve the vision of a large-scale, infrastructure-grade UAS network (UASNET). We propose to create an automatically-forming network structure in order to avoid the prohibitive complexity in managing fine-grained network optimizations over such a large unstructured network. Based on this structure, we propose a combined routing, directional antenna, and channel access design that offers significant scalability and performance advantages by creating highly efficient"path segments"through the network. We will use these proposed protocols evaluate general tradeoffs and challenges in large-scale wireless networks through the combination of our high-fidelity network emulation technology and our highly scalable Cybele agent infrastructure. These capabilities we be used to realistically evaluate proof of concept protocols in a network of one thousand nodes. The resulting insights will then be used to guide the further development of a set of networking protocols capable of operating in a real network.
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