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F. Valle, M. Cooney, K. Mikhaylov and A. Vinel, "The integration of UAVs to the C-ITS Stack," 2021 IEEE 29th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), 2021, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICNP52444.2021.9651976

The integration of UAVs to the C-ITS stack

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Author: Valle, Felipe1; Cooney, Martin1; Mikhaylov, Konstantin2;
Organizations: 1School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, Sweden
2Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-01-27


In this paper, we conceptualise and propose integrating UAVs with Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) based on using the Cooperative-ITS (C-ITS) framework. We start by discussing the state of the art and pinpointing some of the reasons for integration and the applications that the envisaged integration would enable. Next, we recall the critical aspects of the state of the art C-ITS connectivity and discuss how seamless integration of UAVs into C-ITS can be achieved. Notably, we show that encapsulation of UAVs in C-ITS does not imply significant changes for the currently existing mechanisms and data formats. Finally, we discuss some of the open research challenges related to the integration and operation of the integrated systems and pinpoint some mechanisms which can help to address these.

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Series: IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
ISSN: 1092-1648
ISSN-E: 2643-3303
ISSN-L: 1092-1648
ISBN: 978-1-6654-4131-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-6654-3096-8
Pages: 1 - 6
DOI: 10.1109/ICNP52444.2021.9651976
Host publication: 2021 IEEE 29th International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), Virtual Conference, November 1-5, 2021
Conference: IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: The work of K. Mikhaylov has been supported by the Academy of Finland via: (a) 6G Flagship (n.318927); (b) RoboMesh (n.336060); and (c) MRAT-SafeDrone (n.341111) projects. Halmstad University has received funding from the Knowledge Foundation (KKS) in ”Safety of Connected Intelligent Vehicles in Smart Cities - SafeSmart” project (2019-23), Swedish Innovation Agency (VINNOVA) in ”Emergency Vehicle Traffic Light Pre-emption in Cities - EPIC” project (2020-22) and the ELLIIT Strategic Research Network.
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
336060 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
341111 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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