2020 Volume 9 Issue 3 Pages 72-76
This paper proposes a route optimization scheme for three-dimensional wireless mesh networks implemented by using formation flying of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. Inter-drone communication above the ground can achieve free space propagation as obstacles are eliminated. However, transmission efficiency can be degraded due to sneak path interference inside the drone .
In this paper, based on formation flight related work  suitable for drone communications, we theoretically analyze this interference by directional beams and propose an optimal route selection scheme with high transmission rate.