Considering the befitting potential of communication for CPS applications, following are a few questions that we focus on at the Research Days 2019.
- Which communication technologies can be used for explicit and implicit CPS swarm communication (including terrestrial, aerial, aquatic CPS applications)
- How important is connectivity for swarming?
- Distributed vs centralized vs decentralized
- How could every member be autonomous in terms of connectivity?
- What are the communication parameters a CPS swarm designer needs to take care of when choosing a communication technology?
- How to standardize CPS data structures and define protocols to enable a unified CPS communication language compatible for all potential available communication technologies?
- What are the potential research challenges that need to addressed to use communication for CPS swarm related to autonomy?
Event in Google calendar (tbd)
|Monday, July 8||Tuesday, July 9||Wednesday, July 10|
|08:45||Wrap up||Wrap up|
|09:00||Registration and coffee||Sofie Pollin: Sense and Avoid Technology for enabling Swarms||Alcherio Martinoli: Communication in Swarms: Forms, Strengths, and Limitations|
|09:30||Opening and warm-up round|
|10:00||Heiko Hamann: Together Everyone Achieves More! On Swarm Performance and Interference||Coffee break||Coffee break|
|10:30||Group work 2: Communication technologies for CPS swarms||Group work 3: Open research topics & proposal ideas|
|11:30||Group work 1: Connectivity for swarming||Group work presentation and discussion||Group work presentation and discussion|
|13:30||Group work presentation and discussion||Raheeb Muzaffar: Communication via 5G||Workshop: Synchronization | Spiderinos|
|14:30||CPSwarm project: Communication considered for CPS swarms||Coffee break||Industry Partner Presentation 2|
|15:00||Andreas Kercek: Funding Opportunities|
|15:30||Prepare for social event|
|17:15||Industry Partner Presentation 1|
University of Lübeck, Institute of Computer Engineering
“Together Everyone Achieves More! On Swarm Performance and Interference”
KU Leuven, Department Elektrotechniek (ESAT)
“Sense and Avoid Technology for enabling Swarms”
Autonomous drones are becoming a reality, and we will see swarms of drones probably before the first truly autonomous car. To enable this, drones need to be aware of each other and their environment. We have been working on the SESAR project PercEvite, aiming to create sense and avoid technology for small autonomous drones. In this talk, I will discuss the state of the art with respect to sense and avoid technology and how to enable it on a range of vehicles: from small lightweight drones to manned aircrafts even.
Sofie Pollin is associate professor at KU Leuven and active in the domain of wireless communication for drones for more than 5 years now. She has experience with a wide range of technologies and tested them all on drones (from Wi-Fi to 5G), and is especially focused on enabling autonomous and lightweight drones for civilian applications.