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Non-Terrestrial Networks-enabled Internet of Things: UAV-centric architectures, applications, and open issues

Abstract : Although Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)-aided wireless sensor networks (WSNs) have gained many applications, it is not long that research works have been put to design effective algorithms and protocols. In this article, we address the UAV-enabled WSN (U-WSN), explore the performance and the capability of the UAV, define the UAV functionalities as a communication node, and describe the architectures and the relevant typical technologies that emerge from this new paradigm. Furthermore, this article also identifies the main factors which influence the U-WSN design and analyzes the open issues and challenges in U-WSN. These insights may serve as motivations and guidelines for future designs of UAV-enabled WSNs.
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Jun Li, Rahim Kacimi, Tianyi Liu, Xiaoyan Ma, Riadh Dhaou. Non-Terrestrial Networks-enabled Internet of Things: UAV-centric architectures, applications, and open issues. Drones, MDPI, 2022, Special Issue Security, Privacy and Reliability of Drone Communications for beyond 5G Networks, 6 (4), pp.1-24. ⟨10.3390/drones6040095⟩. ⟨hal-03633507⟩

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