Vol.73, No.2, 2022, pp.3351-3365, doi:10.32604/cmc.2022.030229
Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Cooperative Cluster-Based Data Collection for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • R. Rajender1, C. S. S. Anupama2, G. Jose Moses3, E. Laxmi Lydia4, Seifedine Kadry5, Sangsoon Lim6,*
1 Department of Computer Science Engineering, Lendi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Denkada, 535005, India
2 Department of Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering, V. R. Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, 520007, India
3 Department of Computer Science Engineering, Malla Reddy Engineering College, 500100, India
4 Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Vignan’s Institute of Information Technology, Visakhapatnam, 530049, India
5 Department of Applied Data Science, Noroff University College, Kristiansand, 4612, Norway
6 Department of Computer Engineering, Sungkyul University, Anyang, 14097, Korea
* Corresponding Author: Sangsoon Lim. Email:
Received 21 March 2022; Accepted 26 April 2022; Issue published 16 June 2022
In recent times, sixth generation (6G) communication technologies have become a hot research topic because of maximum throughput and low delay services for mobile users. It encompasses several heterogeneous resource and communication standard in ensuring incessant availability of service. At the same time, the development of 6G enables the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in offering cost and time-efficient solution to several applications like healthcare, surveillance, disaster management, etc. In UAV networks, energy efficiency and data collection are considered the major process for high quality network communication. But these procedures are found to be challenging because of maximum mobility, unstable links, dynamic topology, and energy restricted UAVs. These issues are solved by the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and energy efficient clustering techniques for UAVs in the 6G environment. With this inspiration, this work designs an artificial intelligence enabled cooperative cluster-based data collection technique for unmanned aerial vehicles (AECCDC-UAV) in 6G environment. The proposed AECCDC-UAV technique purposes for dividing the UAV network as to different clusters and allocate a cluster head (CH) to each cluster in such a way that the energy consumption (ECM) gets minimized. The presented AECCDC-UAV technique involves a quasi-oppositional shuffled shepherd optimization (QOSSO) algorithm for selecting the CHs and construct clusters. The QOSSO algorithm derives a fitness function involving three input parameters residual energy of UAVs, distance to neighboring UAVs, and degree of UAVs. The performance of the AECCDC-UAV technique is validated in many aspects and the obtained experimental values demonstration promising results over the recent state of art methods.
6G; unmanned aerial vehicles; resource allocation; energy efficiency; artificial intelligence; clustering; data collection
Cite This Article
R. Rajender, C. S. S. Anupama, G. Jose Moses, E. Laxmi Lydia, S. Kadry et al., "Artificial intelligence-enabled cooperative cluster-based data collection for unmanned aerial vehicles," Computers, Materials & Continua, vol. 73, no.2, pp. 3351–3365, 2022.
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