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Modeling and Performance Analysis of Flying Mesh Network
Maintaining good connectivity is a major concern when constructing a robust flying mesh network, known as FlyMesh. In a FlyMesh, multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) collaborate to provide continuous network service for mobile devices on the ground. To determine the connectivity probability of the aerial link between two UAVs, the Poisson point process (PPP) is used to describe the spatial distribution of UAVs equipped with omnidirectional antennas. However, the PPP fails to reflect the fact that there is a minimum distance restriction between two neighboring UAVs. In this paper, the -Ginibre point process (-GPP) is adopted to model the spatial distribution of UAVs, with representing the repulsion between nearby UAVs. Additionally, a large-scale fading method is used to model the route channel between UAVs equipped with directional antennas, allowing the monitoring of the impact of signal interference on network connectivity. Based on the -GPP model, an analytical expression for the connectivity probability is derived. Numerical tests are conducted to demonstrate the effects of repulsion factor , UAV intensity , and beamwidth on network connectivity. The results indicate that an increase in UAV intensity decreases network connectivity when the repulsion factor remains constant. These findings provide valuable insights for enhancing the service quality of the FlyMesh.
Weak Fault Feature Extraction for Rolling Element Bearing Based on a Two-Stage Method
Timely and effective feature extraction is the key for fault diagnosis of rolling element bearing (REB). However, fault feature extraction will become very difficult in the early weak fault stage of REB due to the interference of strong background noise. To solve the above difficulty, a two-stage feature extraction method for early weak fault of REB is proposed, which mainly combines feature mode decomposition (FMD) with a blind deconvolution (BD) method. Firstly, based on the impulsiveness and cyclostationary characteristics of the vibration signal of faulty REB, FMD is used to decompose the complex original vibration signal into several modes containing single component. Subsequently, the sparse index (SI) is calculated for each mode, and the mode containing sensitive fault feature is selected for further analysis. Subsequently, apply the deconvolution method on the selected mode for further enhancing the impulsive characteristic. At last, traditional envelope spectrum (ES) analysis is applied on the filtered signal, and satisfactory fault features are extracted. Effectiveness and advantages of the proposed method are verified through experimental and engineering signals of REBs.
Collaborative Energy Optimization of Multiple Chargers Based on Node Collaborative Scheduling
Wireless rechargeable sensor network (WRSN) uses mobile chargers (MCs) to charge sensor nodes wirelessly to solve the energy problems faced by traditional wireless sensor network. In WRSN, mobile charging schemes with multiple MCs supplementing energy are quite common. How to properly plan the MC’s moving path to reduce the charge energy loss and deploy nodes to improve network coverage rate has become a huge research challenge. In this paper, a collaborative energy optimization algorithm (CEOA) is proposed for multiple chargers based on k-mean++ and node collaborative scheduling. The CEOA combines internal energy optimization and external device power supply, effectively prolongs network lifetime, and improves network coverage rate. It uses the k-mean++ to cluster nodes in the network; then, the nodes in the network are scheduled to sleep based on the confident information coverage (CIC) model. Finally, the CEOA uses a main mobile charger to carry multiple auxiliary mobile chargers to charge all the nodes in the cluster. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm increases the network lifetime by more than 8 times and the coverage rate by about 20%.
A Method to Reduce Route Discovery Cost of UAV Ad Hoc Network
The unmanned aerial vehicle communication networks (UAVCNs) are composed of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) connected in ad hoc mode to facilitate vertical communication in 5G and beyond networks. UAVs operating in an ad hoc mode of operation mostly use reactive routing protocols to establish routes in the network to reduce the energy consumption of the nodes. In this article, a route discovery method is presented to reduce the overhead faced by reactive routing protocols during the route discovery phase. The expanding ring search (ERS) method is mostly used by reactive routing protocols in the destination discovery phase of the routing algorithm. Although the performance of the ERS method is better than simple flooding, the presented method further reduces energy consumption and routing overhead as compared to the conventional ERS method. To achieve the task, the time to live (TTL) is modified to accommodate a large number of nodes in a search attempt. We proposed variants of the proposed techniques for diverse application requirements and compared the performance with the state-of-the-art ERS technique. It has been demonstrated with the help of simulations that the presented algorithm outperforms the ERS method in terms of reduced routing overhead and reduced energy consumption.
Energy-Constrained Target Localization Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Radial Basis Function Neural Network
The indoor object tracking by utilizing received signal strength indicator (RSSI) measurements with the help of wireless sensor network (WSN) is an interesting and important topic in the domain of location-based applications. Without the knowledge of location, the measurements obtained with WSN are of no use. The trilateration is a widely used technique to get location updates of target based on RSSI measurements from WSN. However, it suffers with high location estimation errors arising due to random variations in RSSI measurements. This paper presents a range-free radial basis function neural network (RBFN) and Kalman filtering- (KF-) based algorithm named RBFN+KF. The performance of the RBFN+KF algorithm is evaluated using simulated RSSIs and is compared against trilateration, multilayer perceptron (MLP), and RBFN-based estimations. The simulation results reveal that the proposed RBFN+KF algorithm shows very low location estimation errors compared to the rest of the three approaches. Additionally, it is also seen that RBFN-based approach is more energy efficient than trilateration and MLP-based localization approaches.
Improved Population Intelligence Algorithm and BP Neural Network for Network Security Posture Prediction
To address the problems of low prediction accuracy and slow convergence of the network security posture prediction model, a population intelligence optimization algorithm is proposed to improve the network security posture prediction model of the BP neural network. First, the adaptive adjustment of the two parameters with the increase of iterations is achieved by improving the inertia weights and learning factors in the particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm so that the PSO has a large search range and high speed at the initial stage and a strong and stable convergence capability at the later stage. Secondly, to address the problem that PSO is prone to fall into a local optimum, the genetic operator is embedded into the operation process of the particle swarm algorithm, and the excellent global optimization performance of the genetic algorithm is used to open up the spatial vision of the particle population, revive the stagnant particles, accelerate the update amplitude of the algorithm, and achieve the purpose of improving the premature problem. Finally, the improved algorithm is combined with the BP neural network to optimize the BP neural network and applied to the network security posture assessment. The experimental comparison of different optimization algorithms is applied, and the results show that the network security posture prediction method of this model has the smallest error, the highest accuracy, and the fastest convergence, and can effectively predict future changes in network security posture.