September 13-16, 2022
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Wednesday, September 14 • 15:15 - 15:55
Leveraging Next Generation Cellular Networks for Drone Telemetry and Payload Communication - Ngonidzashe Mombeshora, University of Cape Town

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have seen an increasing adoption by industry and hobbyists realizing an ever-increasing amount of use cases limited only by current available technology. Drone use cases such as autonomous flights and long range surveillance that require beyond visual line of sight command and control are yet to be fully realized with the efficiency for commercial viability. Such limitations include, line of sight usage, data rates and latency limitations. Attempts to solve these problems have resulted in bespoke, non interoperable walled garden solutions. This solution utilizes an open-source mobile network implementation (OpenAirInterface) to realize a software stack, working alongside current open-source hardware and software solutions for drone communication. (Professional drone autopilots (Ardupilot and PX4 support) and Mavlink), to leverage the benefits of 5G New Radio for drone telemetry and payload communication. A 4G LTE, 5G NSA and 5G SA (Non-Standalone and Standalone) test-bed stack will be implemented, and flight tests carried out to draw out the benefits and drawbacks of cellular networks with respect to 1) data rates, 2) latency and 3) beyond line of sight usage.

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Ngonidzashe Mombeshora

Masters Student, University of Cape Town
Grew up in the Southern African country of Zimbabwe and then continued further south to pursue a degree in Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Cape Town.They later on continued on their pursuit for education in the form of a Masters degree in Engineering specializing in... Read More →

Wednesday September 14, 2022 15:15 - 15:55 IST
Liffey Hall 1 (Level 1)