Flying Ad hoc Networks: A Comprehensive Survey

  • Amartya Mukherjee
  • Vaibhav Keshary
  • Karan Pandya
  • Nilanjan Dey
  • Suresh Chandra Satapathy
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 701)


An ad hoc network is the cooperative disposition of a collection of dynamic (mobile) nodes without the necessity of existing infrastructure or any centralized access points. Recently, ad hoc networks have aroused great scientific curiosity and have led to wide-scale research works into this field. In this paper, we provide a complete survey on Flying Ad hoc Networks (FANETS) as an emerging field among Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETS) and Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETS). FANET implies creating an ad hoc network between multi-UAV systems, which is connected to the base station. The base station can be remotely ground based or an aircraft. In FANET, communication between UAVs is dependent on node mobility and topological changes. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive survey of the design issues, communication methodologies, and routing protocols of UAVs with open research issues.


Ad hoc network FANETS MANETS VANETS Routing Mobility Swarm 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amartya Mukherjee
    • 1
  • Vaibhav Keshary
    • 1
  • Karan Pandya
    • 1
  • Nilanjan Dey
    • 2
  • Suresh Chandra Satapathy
    • 3
  1. 1.IEM Unmanned Aerial Vehicle R&D, Institute of Engineering & ManagementSalt Lake, KolkataIndia
  2. 2.Techno India College of TechnologyRajarhat, KolkataIndia
  3. 3.PVP Siddhartha Institute of TechnologyVijaywadaIndia

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