DroNet 2017 - 3rd Workshop on Micro Aerial Vehicle Networks, Systems, and Applications for Civilian Use


Workshop day: June 23rd, 2017

8:00am - 8:55am: Welcome Coffee/Tea/Snacks

8:55am - 9:00am: Welcome Message from the Chairs

  • Rick Han (University of Colorado Boulder, US), Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS Swedish ICT)

9:00am - 10:00am: Keynote Talk

Session Chair: Rick Han (University of Colorado Boulder, US)
  • New Horizons in UAV/Drone Research at DARPA
  • Tom Rondeau (DARPA, US)
  • Abstract: Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), or drones, have been a major technology area at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for quite a while. This presentation will review some of the recent work at DARPA that relates to smaller and commercial drones as they are becoming an increasing part of our everyday lives. Currently, DARPA is working on multiple exciting areas, particularly in the ability to link and to control UAVs. The Swarm Academy challenged the US Service Academies to compete drone swarms against each other. The Fast Lightweight Autonomy (FLA) program is looking at how to build autonomous drones that can navigate difficult scenarios faster than humans. The Aerial Dragnet program is looking at how the US military can use commercial drones to our advantage for urban surveillance. And the High-Assurance Cyber Military Systems (HACMS) program is using the open source Ardupilot flight control framework as a test case for improving cybersecurity with formal methods. All of these programs speak to, or are vitally impacted, by the control, network, and data links between drones and operators. At the end of this talk, I will introduce the DARPA Bay Area SDR Hackfest where we are using a software defined radio to create the control link between operators and flight control systems.
  • Speaker's bio: Dr. Tom Rondeau joined DARPA as a program manager in the Microsystems Technology Office in May 2016. His research interests include adaptive and reconfigurable radios, improving the development cycle for new signal-processing techniques, and creating general purpose electromagnetic systems. Prior to joining DARPA, Dr. Rondeau was the maintainer and lead developer of the GNU Radio project and a consultant on signal processing and wireless communications. He worked as a visiting researcher with the University of Pennsylvania and as an Adjunct with the IDA Center for Communications Research in Princeton, NJ. In these roles, he helped push forward architectures and algorithms in signal processing for communications, signal analysis, and spectrum monitoring and usage. Dr. Rondeau is active in many conferences and workshops around the world to help further research and technology in these areas, and he has consulted with many companies and government organizations on new techniques in wireless signal processing. He has published widely in the fields of wireless communications, software radio, and cognitive radio. Dr. Rondeau holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Virginia Tech and won the 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award in math, science, and engineering from the Council of Graduate Schools for his work in artificial intelligence in wireless communications.

10:00am - 10:30am: Coffee Break

10:30am - 12:00pm: Paper Session 1 - Safety, Security, and Planning

Session Chair: Rick Han (University Colorado Boulder, US)
  • PROTC: Protecting Drone’s Peripherals through ARMTrustZone
  • Renju Liu (UCLA, US) and Manu Srivastava (UCLA, US)

  • Mission Support for Drones: A Policy Based Approach
  • Alan Cullen (BAE Systems, UK) , Bill Williams (BAE Systems, UK) , Elisa Bertino (Purdue University, US) , Saritha Arunkumar (IBM UK) , Erisa Karafili (Imperial College, UK) , and Emil Lupu (Imperial College, UK)

  • A Novel Hybrid Path Planning Algorithm for Localization in Wireless Networks (short)
  • Alina Rubina (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany), Oleksandr Artemenko (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany), Oleksandr Andryeyev (Technische Universitat Ilmenau, Germany), and Andreas Mitschele-Thiel (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany)

12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Paper Session 2 - Applications

Session Chair: Steven Ko (University of Buffalo, US)
  • ASIMUT project: Aid to SItuation Management based on MUltimodal, MUltiUAVs, MUltilevel acquisition Techniques
  • Pascal Bouvry (FSTC-CSC/SnT, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Serge Chaumette (University of Bordeaux, France), Grégoire Danoy (FSTC-CSC/SnT, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Gilles Guerrin (Thales Airborne Systems, Pessac, France), Gilles Jurquet (Thales Airborne Systems, Pessac, France), Achim Kuwertz (Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe, Germany), Wilmuth Müller (Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe, Germany), Martin Rosalie (SnT, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg), Jennifer Sander (Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe, Germany), and Florian Segor (Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe, Germany)

  • Drone Networks for Virtual Human Teleportation
  • Jacob Chakareski (University of Alabama)

  • Identifying Mosquito Breeding Sites via Drone Images (short)
  • Chathura Suduwella (University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka), Akarshani Amarasinghe (University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka), Lasith Niroshan (University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka), Charith Elvitigala (University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka), Kasun De Zoysa (University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka), and Chamath Keppitiyagama (University of Colombo School of Computing, Sri Lanka)

2:30pm - 3:00pm: Coffee Break

3:00pm - 4:30pm: Paper Session 3 - Networking

Session Chair: Karthik Dantu (University of Buffalo, US)
  • Network Traffic Analysis of a Small Quadcopter
  • Stefano Munari (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy), Claudio Enrico Palazzi (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy), Giacomo Quadrio (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy), and Daniele Ronzani (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

  • Increasing the Cellular Network Capacity Using Self-Organized Aerial Base Stations
  • Oleksandr Andryeyev (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany) and Andreas Mitschele-Thiel (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)

  • FANET Application Scenarios and Mobility Models (short)
  • Armir Bujari (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy), Claudio Enrico Palazzi (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy), and Daniele Ronzani (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

4:30pm - 5:00pm: Round Table Discussion & Workshop Closing

  • Rick Han (University of Colorado Boulder, US), Luca Mottola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and SICS Swedish ICT)