CSSE Seminar Series

MAC Protocols for UAV Formations


Amelia Samandari


University of Canterbury

Time & Place

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 12:00:00 NZST in Rehua 529


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.