Enhanced Redundant Scheme Based on Weighted Cluster-Head Selection for Critical 6G Infrastructures

Grace Khayat, Constandinos X. Mavromoustakis, Andreas Pitsillides, Jordi Mongay Batalla, Evangelos K. Markakis, Andreas Andreou

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Flying Ad hoc Network (FANET) consists of a group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that fulfill a certain mission in various applications. The UAV targets uploading data to the 6G networks through communication to other UAVs or to the base station. UAVs collaborate for a purpose to achieve a certain mission in a faster and more reliable way compared to a single UAV. In critical cases such as flooding or earthquakes, one or more UAVs can be non-functional thus emerging a disconnected network. One of the most reliable routing schemes is clustering which splits the network into clusters. Every cluster incorporates a cluster-head and cluster-members. The selection of the cluster-head possesses a high influence on the routing scheme's performance as it is responsible for all intra-cluster communication. A new clustered weighted scheme with a redundant cluster-head is proposed to ensure end-to-end communication in critical 6G infrastructures. The parameters of the weighted formula used for cluster establishment and primary cluster-head selection are the distance, the performance index, the speed, and the energy. A secondary cluster-head that automatically replaces the primary cluster-head whenever it is non-functional is selected based on the link reliability. The promising results obtained from MATLAB simulation are discussed in section IV.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops, GC Wkshps 2022 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665459754
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2022 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops, GC Wkshps 2022 - Virtual, Online, Brazil
Duration: 4 Dec 20228 Dec 2022

Publication series

Name2022 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops, GC Wkshps 2022 - Proceedings


Conference2022 IEEE GLOBECOM Workshops, GC Wkshps 2022
CityVirtual, Online


  • cluster routing scheme
  • cluster-head
  • critical 6G infrastructures
  • redundant
  • routing schemes
  • unmanned aerial vehicles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization


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