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Flying Adhoc Networks Concept and Challenges

Flying Adhoc Networks Concept and Challenges
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Author(s): Kuldeep Singh (Thapar University, India) and Anil Kumar Verma (Thapar University, India)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 8
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Fourth Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2255-3.ch530

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Abstract

Flying adhoc networks (FANETs) are getting popular day by day among research community due to their wide area of applications in civilians and tactical areas. FANETs are the new family member of the mobile adhoc networks (MANETs) class. Situations such as flooding, war zone and rescue operations where traditional MANETs cannot be deploy because they used ground moving nodes. FANETs can play significant role in those situations because they employ a swarm of UAVs to form adhoc network. In this chapter, FANET concept along with its applications and challenges is discussed. Towards end, future research directions in the area of FANETs are discussed.

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