IEICE Communications Express
Online ISSN : 2187-0136
ISSN-L : 2187-0136
Theoretical analysis of interference between directional beams in drone-based 3D mesh network
Nobuyuki ShirakiTakefumi HiraguriIsamu ShitaraNaoki Honma
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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 [1].

In this paper, based on formation flight related work [2] suitable for drone communications, we theoretically analyze this interference by directional beams and propose an optimal route selection scheme with high transmission rate.

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