C2M2 CPS Frontiers Series – Manveen Kaur

C2M2 would like to thank Manveen Kaur, Clemson University for taking part in our C2MCPS Frontiers Series. Manveen Kaur spoke on April 28, 2022.

Seminar Title

The Design and Validation of an ICN-Enabled Hybrid Unmanned Aerial System.

Seminar Abstract

This talk will present a measurement study that evaluates a novel Information-Centric Networking (ICN)- enabled Hybrid Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) System called IH-UAS. IH-UAS leverages ICN and an innovative system model integrating broker-based publish-subscribe message dissemination with a decentralized architecture to form an ad hoc (infrastructure-less) UAS to carry out military missions. The goal of this study is to design a system that pushes decision-making to the UAV swarm on the battlefield such that mission tasks are completed more reliably and in less time than traditional centralized UAV-based missions. We use theoretical and measurement-based analysis to validate the system. Through experiments conducted using a simplified variant of a Coordinated Search and Tracking (CSAT) application in IH-UAS, we demonstrate that IH-UAS performs better than the same application operating in a traditional centralized solution. We also discuss how the broker placement and the number of brokers are critical to application performance.

Speaker Bio

Manveen Kaur is a Ph.D. student in the School of Computing at Clemson University. Her research focuses broadly on wireless networks and systems, specifically designing, implementing and evaluating systems design and communication methods for emergent Internet of Things (IoT) systems. The two primary systems used in her research are Connected Vehicular Networks and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) swarms. She is currently working on a solution that provides efficient system connectivity and data dissemination services for resource-constrained IoT systems running data compute-intensive applications with strict performance requirements. Manveen obtained her M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University. She worked in the media-streaming industry as a Systems Engineer before joining Clemson University.