Laser Communications System with Drones as Relay Medium for Healthcare Applications

Saeed, Faisal and Sait, Adeeb and Al-Hadhrami, Tawfik and Basurra, Shadi and Qasem, Sultan Noman (2024) Laser Communications System with Drones as Relay Medium for Healthcare Applications. PeerJ Computer Science, 10. ISSN 2376-5992

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This paper introduces a prototype laser communication system integrated with Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), aimed at enhancing data connectivity in remote healthcare applications. Traditional radio frequency systems are limited by their range and reliability, particularly in challenging environments. By leveraging UAVs as relay points, the proposed system seeks to address these limitations, offering a novel solution for real-time, high-speed data transmission. The system has been empirically tested, showcasing its ability to maintain data transmission integrity under various conditions. Results indicate a substantial improvement in connectivity, with high Data Transmission Success Rate (DTSR) scores, even amidst environmental disturbances. This study underscores the system's potential for critical applications such as emergency response, public health monitoring, and extending services to remote or underserved areas.

Item Type: Article
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26 November 2023Accepted
7 February 2024Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: UAV communication, laser communication system, remote healthcare, data transmission, real-time communication, emergency response
Subjects: CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2023 12:55
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 15:58

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