Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Real-Time Communication with TDMA on Distributed Systems
by Khan, Luqman F., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 38; 10978912
Abstract (Summary)

A CrazyRadio is a 2.4GHZ usb bluetooth dongle and a Crazyflie is a programmable quadrotor used by researchers in the field of distributed computing. A Crazyflie is controlled remotely from a computer or a smartphone through a Crazyradio. However the communication protocol on the CrazyRadio can communicate only with one Crazyflie after pairing, therefore implementing a swarm requires many changes which are prone to failures. This thesis proposes a communication protocol for distributed and highly dynamic systems. The proposed protocol is a combination of two communication protocols: Slotted-Aloha and time division multiple access (TDMA).The implementation of the proposed protocol is done on Crazyradios and Crazyflies. With the proposed protocol a Crazyradio communicates with multiple Crazyradios and Crazyflies. Communication between Crazyradios facilitates realtime data transfer between any type of bots connected to these Crazyradios, adding towards the implementation of swarms of robots.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ponce, Oscar Morales
Commitee: He, Min, Lam, Shui
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Computer Engineering and Computer Science
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Computer science
Keywords: Communication protocol on crazyRadio, CrazyRadio, Crazyflie, Multiple crazyflie, Swarming robots, TDMA on distributed system
Publication Number: 10978912
ISBN: 9781392073971
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