Impact Analysis of Node Motion on the Performance of FANET Routing Protocols

Jie Hong, Dehai Zhang, Xiaona Niu


The purpose of this paper is to analyze the impact of node motion on the performance of routing protocols of Flying Ad Hoc Network (FANET). Whether the classic MANET routing protocols are suitable for the highly dynamic scenarios is discussed based on experiments. Simulations are carried out in three mobility models summarized from real FANET application scenarios with highly dynamic environment. The concerned network performance metrics including average end-to-end delay, packet delivery fraction, network throughput and average jitter are compared respectively. The network shows different performance of different mobility models under the same conditions, the reason for which is that nodes do not have the same mobility behaviors.This paper reveals that the variation of the network topology caused by the relative speed of nodes is the main reason of the fluctuation of network performance.


FANET, multi UAVs, high dynamic, mobility model, performance metrics


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