UAV as a Service: A Network Simulation Environment to Identify Performance and Security Issues for Commercial UAVs in a Coordinated, Cooperative Environment

  • Justin Yapp
  • Remzi SekerEmail author
  • Radu Babiceanu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9991)


UAV as a Service (UAVaaS) is a proposed cloud orchestration framework aiming to provide efficient coordination and cooperation of commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This work proposes a simulated environment to perform analysis and testing for UAVaaS integration. The environment is realized using off-the-shelf frameworks such as Flight Gear and Ardupilot’s Software In The Loop to simulate real world UAV hardware, as well as web service and messaging API’s such as RabbitMQ and Java Spring Framework to simulate UAVaaS cloud coordinator and client functionality. This simulation environment is devised to conduct further research into the network performance and security issues associated with UAVaaS configurations.


UAV as a service Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Software Defined Networks Network simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrical, Computer, Software, and Systems EngineeringEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona BeachUSA

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