A Flying Mesh Network for Ubiquitous Network Access in IoT Environments
To ensure connectivity in a large-scale networks, we consider a multiple drones flying mesh network (DFMN) built on IEEE 802.11s. In DFMN, drones fly above a target area, collecting data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices and forward it throughout drones in a multi-hop fashion till arriving to the processing unit. Moreover, each drone generates its own packets, and they mainly contain hello messages and beacon frames advertising their presence. In this paper, we propose a queueing framework which analyze the performance of such a mesh network in view of forwarding queues’ stability and end-to-end throughput.
KeywordsIoT devices UAVs Throughput Stability Weighted fair queueing
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