An mptcp-based transmission scheme for improving the control stability of unmanned aerial vehicles

Woonghee Lee, Joon Yeop Lee, Hyeontae Joo, Hwangnam Kim

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Recently, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been applied to various applications. In order to perform repetitive and accurate tasks with a UAV, it is more efficient for the operator to perform the tasks through an integrated management program rather than controlling the UAVs one by one through a controller. In this environment, control packets must be reliably delivered to the UAV to perform missions stably. However, wireless communication is at risk of packet loss or packet delay. Typical network communications can respond to situations in which packets are lost by retransmitting lost packets. However, in the case of UAV control, delay due to retransmission is fatal, so control packet loss and delay should not occur. As UAVs move quickly, there is a high risk of accidents if control packets are lost or delayed. In order to stably control a UAV by transmitting control messages, we propose a control packet transmission scheme, ConClone. ConClone replicates control packets and then transmits them over multiple network connections to increase the probability of successful control packet transmission. We implemented ConClone using real equipment, and we verified its performance through experiments and theoretical analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2791
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Apr 2

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  • Multipath Transmission Control Protocol
  • Reliable transmission
  • UAV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Information Systems
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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