Amateur drone monitoring: State-of-the-art architectures, key enabling technologies, and future research directions

Zeeshan Kaleem, Mubashir Husain Rehmani

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Abstract

The UAV or mini-drones equipped with sensors are becoming increasingly popular for various commercial, industrial, and public-safety applications. However, drones with uncontrolled deployment pose challenges for highly security-sensitive areas such as a President's house, nuclear plants, and commercial areas because they can be used unlawfully. In this article, to cope with security-sensitive challenges, we propose point-to-point and FANET architectures to assist the efficient deployment of MDrs. To capture an ADr, an MDr must have the capability to efficiently and quickly detect, track, jam, and hunt the ADr. We discuss the capabilities of the existing detection, tracking, localization, and routing schemes, and also present the limitations of these schemes as further research challenges. Moreover, the future challenges related to co-channel interference, channel model design, and cooperative schemes are discussed. Our findings indicate that MDr deployment is necessary for the care of ADrs, and intensive research and development is required to fill the gaps in the existing technologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-159
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018

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