A Study of Mobility Models for UAV Communication Networks

  • Haque Nawaz
  • Husnain Mansoor Ali
  • Shafiq ur Rehman Massan


The Unmanned aerial vehicle communication network (UAVCN) is a group or swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles which can be used for specific military and civilian applications without human intercession. This network faces the design problem which is based on network mobility. The frequent topology changes affect communication and collaboration among the UAVs (Unmanned aerial vehicles). To govern the movement pattern of UAVCN different mobility models needed to be studied in order to solve this communication issue. In this paper, mobility models are explored which provides the particular mobility pattern to resolve the problem of collaboration, communication and cooperation of UAVs. These models have been categorized into five groups and classified each group in detail. These mobility models provide the platform to understand and implement the unmanned aerial communication network for specific environment scenarios. The mobisim simulator tool is used to generate the mobility model s trajectories for different mobility models.