UNNAMED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV) & RESILIENT COMMUNICATIONS
Resilient communications through Android Fast Light Message (AndFlMsg)

TOOLKIT / TECHNOLOGIES / UAV and Disaster Resilient Communications

Technologies for Disaster-Resilient Communications include:

1) drones i.e., UAVs (unnamed aerial vehicles) and RPAS (remotely-piloted aerial systems),
2) long-range radio (LoRa),
3) delay-tolerant networks (DTN),
4) facial recognition software, and
5) software-defined radio (SDR). UAVs can act as “data ferries,” i.e., receive data from a network of nodes within range, and be flown to & forward data to another network.

The Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC) makes use of smartphones to communicate without the need for data and smartphone and cellphone signals, e.g. the AndFlMsg. The Android Fast Light Message (AndFlMsg) is a combination of FlMsg and FlDigi, radio-supported standard message formats, and runs on highly-portable but low-powered devices such as smartphones. AIC uses transceiver radios to optimize the distance of sound from the transmitter phone, to the receiver phone. The AIC projects verse on disaster-resilient communications include research in UAVs, and solar-powered radio communications.

RELATED WORKS

C. A. F. Ezequiel et al., “UAV aerial imaging applications for post-disaster assessment, environmental management and infrastructure development,” 2014 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS), Orlando, FL, 2014, pp. 274-283, doi: 10.1109/ICUAS.2014.6842266.

G. Abrajano et al., “Demonstrations of post-disaster resilient communications and decision-support platform with UAVs, ground teams and vehicles using delay-tolerant information networks on sub-GHz frequencies,” 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose, CA, 2017, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/GHTC.2017.8239327.

D. Solpico et al., “Application of the V-HUB Standard using LoRa Beacons, Mobile Cloud, UAVs, and DTN for Disaster-Resilient Communications,” 2019 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), Seattle, WA, USA, 2019, pp. 1-8, doi: 10.1109/GHTC46095.2019.9033139.

D. Lagazo et al., “Resilient Communications and Information Systems for Disaster-Preparedness Using UAVs, Beacons and Data Aggregators, via Delay-Tolerant Networks on Sub-GHz Frequencies,” TENCON 2018 – 2018 IEEE Region 10 Conference, Jeju, Korea (South), 2018, pp. 1290-1294, doi: 10.1109/TENCON.2018.8650426.

RESEARCH TEAM

DR. GREGORY L. TANGONAN

DR. FABIAN ANTONIO DAYRIT

ENGR. PAUL M. CABACUNGAN

ENGR. CARLOS M. OPPUS

DR. NATHANIEL LIBATIQUE