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Optimizing the trajectory of drones: trade-off between distance and energy

Igor Dias da Silva 1 Christelle Caillouet 2
2 COATI - Combinatorics, Optimization and Algorithms for Telecommunications
Laboratoire I3S - COMRED - COMmunications, Réseaux, systèmes Embarqués et Distribués, CRISAM - Inria Sophia Antipolis - Méditerranée
Abstract : The use of autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones has emerged to efficiently collect data from mobile sensors when there is no infrastructure available. The drones can form a flying ad-hoc network through which the sensors can send their data to a base station at any time. In this paper, we present a mixed integer linear program to find the drones' optimal trajectories to form and maintain this network through time while minimizing their movements and energy consumption. Furthermore we analyze the trade-off between distance and energy, where increasing the drones' mobility can reduce their energy consumption, and derive a fair trade-off optimal solution to balance the two opposite objectives.
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Igor Dias da Silva, Christelle Caillouet. Optimizing the trajectory of drones: trade-off between distance and energy. IAUV 2020 - 2nd International Workshop on Internet of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles, Jun 2020, Cuomo, Italy. ⟨10.1109/SECONWorkshops50264.2020.9149781⟩. ⟨hal-02779495⟩

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