Project Description

WISE – Traffic-aware Flying Backhaul Mesh Networks

Program: Fundação Ciência e Tecnologia

PIs: Manuel Ricardo (U.Porto – INESC TEC: [email protected] ) – Rui Campos (INESC TEC: [email protected])


The project aims to develop a new communications solution based on the concept of Flying Backhaul Mesh Network (FBMN). At the core of the FBMN concept is the usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), more specifically Quadrotors, which will carry onboard Mesh Access Points (MAPs) and will form a mobile and reconfigurable wireless backhaul mesh network composed of Flying MAP (FMAP). This network will be self-organised and the FMAPs will position themselves according to the data traffic generated by the mobile terminals and the need to relay the traffic towards the Internet. The project is expected to produce not only relevant scientific results but also a solution that may have a significant economical value”