Laser communications system with drones as relay medium for healthcare applications

Sait, A. ORCID: 0009-0001-9417-3679, Al-Hadhrami, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-7441-604X, Saeed, F., Basurra, S. and Qasem, S.N., 2024. Laser communications system with drones as relay medium for healthcare applications. PeerJ Computer Science, 10: e1759. ISSN 2376-5992

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This article 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: Journal article
Publication Title: PeerJ Computer Science
Creators: Sait, A., Al-Hadhrami, T., Saeed, F., Basurra, S. and Qasem, S.N.
Publisher: PeerJ
Date: 7 February 2024
Volume: 10
ISSN: 2376-5992
Rights: Distributed under Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 license
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 13 Feb 2024 09:27
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2024 09:27

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