Submission Deadline: 01 January 2019
IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Network Resource Management in Flying Ad Hoc Networks: Challenges, Potentials, Future Applications, and Wayforward.
With the rapid development in the fields of wireless ad hoc networks that do not rely on any pre-existing infrastructure, Flying Ad hoc networks (FANETs) have recently captured the attention of vendors and investors due to the flying nature of entities in the network. FANET is composed of unmanned nodes that fly at high altitude platforms such as balloons, unmanned aerial vehicles or drones. The network of nodes that fly at high altitude has gained commercial and industrial popularity because of its applications in surveillance, agriculture, photography, etc. New applications that are being developed for FANET bring up new challenges such as multipath propagations, severe shadowing, traffic load balancing, mobility, congestion, high error rates, etc., that usually result in performance degradation of the network. However, the applications developed and used in FANET may also result in collision with other air traffic due to the above challenges.
The Federal Aviation Administration has reported about the tremendous increase of more than 50% in air traffic in unmanned vehicles in 2017. However, such an increase in the UAVs results in an increase in the network traffic of FANET that may lead to an unbalanced traffic distribution, resulting in an increase in packet loss. Furthermore, the high data traffic generated by the number of nodes in FANET is one of the leading causes of accidents with the commercial flights. In order to cope with such challenges, the network traffic of FANET must be distributed in such a way that it does not disturb commercial flights or the communication among the nodes that fly at high altitudes in a network.
This Special Section in IEEE Access therefore solicits original research work, novel protocols, methodologies and survey papers addressing the future challenges and solutions that embark on network resource management in FANETs.
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Associate Editor: Omer Chughtai, COMSATS University Islamabad, Wah Campus, Pakistan
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