*WINNER* Safety Analysis for UAV Networks
AbstractThe recent trend of collaborative operations of a network of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to achieve a common objective has attracted the researchers, as well as commercial vendors. It has revolutionized the means of data collection to maximize mission performances. However, the collaborative UAVs need to be safe from cyberattacks to prevent catastrophe. They need to be able to collaborate with each other to avoid potential failure of a mission. As these smart devices are always targets of adversaries, they need to maintain safe communication with each other while avoiding fuel outage and mid-air collisions, as well as reducing the possibilities of being hacked. In this work, we present the idea of a formal verification tool that takes different UAV parameters, safety requirements, and resource constraints as input and verifies the network's safety.
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