CSSE Seminar Series

MAC Protocols for UAV Formations


Amelia Samandari


University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Mon, 02 Nov 2020 15:00:00 NZDT in E16 - Engineering Core


UAV formations can be used to support diverse industries, with applications in entertainment, natural environment, civilian and military spheres. Using UAV formations is more effective than deployment of a single UAV, because multiple UAVs cooperating to complete a mission are able to perform more complex tasks with greater precision and efficiency.

We wish to provide Quality of Service for safety messages through a MAC protocol that appropriately addresses the issue of packet collisions for inter-UAV communication. UAV formations can then be more effective and successful in completing the tasks required, irrespective of the industry or application in question.


Amelia is a Ph.D. student in the Networks Research Lab and she tutors courses in the CSSE and ACIS departments. She has been selected as a Young Transport Professionals committee member, ITS NZ's youth and diversity-focused group, where she acts as the Student Event Administrator. She is also a member of the US Embassy's NZ Youth Council.