Academy of Finland  
 
 
 
 
 
Funding decision
 
Organisation Tampere University
Project title Autonomous Communication Converged with Efficient Sensing for UAV Swarms
Applicant / Contact person Tan, Bo
Decision No. 339519
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025
Funding 440 966
   
Project description
The Autonomous Communication Converged with Efficient Sensing for UAV Swarms (ACCESS) research project targets to proof scalable and autonomous infrastructure-free drone swarms by integrating the mmWave communications and sensing. The convergence relies on the close interaction of radio link and system level research activities, also aims at the development of novel distributed spatiotemporal synchronization, accurate beam steering, and recognition to dynamic radio resource allocation, scheduling, interference control and distributed routing that underpin the reliable autonomous swarming. This research will be the cornerstone for a series of valuable applications including search and delivery during disasters when wireless and positioning infrastructure is absent or damaged, cooperatively extinguishing a forest fire, where may be difficult for personnel to access, and 3D snapshot of the indoor or outdoor urban landscape for city planning.