When UAV Swarm Meets Edge-Cloud Computing: The QoS Perspective

Wuhui Chen, Baichuan Liu, Huawei Huang, Song Guo, Zibin Zheng

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In this article, we propose a hybrid computing model, UAV-Edge-Cloud, bringing edge/cloud computing and UAV swarm together to achieve high quality of service (QoS) guarantees. First, we design this novel hybrid computing framework to provide powerful resources to support resource-intensive applications and real-time tasks at edge networks. Next, we discuss some potential applications for smart cities and raise open research issues of the proposed hybrid framework. We then study a joint task placement and routing problem for latency-critical applications as a case study. Finally, the simulation results show that our approach can improve the QoS of UAV swarms effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number8675170
Pages (from-to)36-43
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Network
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications


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