Chinese Journal of Intelligent Science and Technology ›› 2020, Vol. 2 ›› Issue (3): 227-239.doi: 10.11959/j.issn.2096-6652.202025

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A survey of UAV-based edge intelligent computing

Chao DONG1(),Yun SHEN1,Yuben QU2   

  1. 1 College of Electronic and Information Engineering,Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics,Nanjing 211106,China
    2 Department of Computer Science and Engineering,Shanghai Jiao Tong University,Shanghai 200240,China
  • Revised:2020-08-24 Online:2020-09-20 Published:2020-10-20
  • Supported by:
    The National Natural Science Foundation of China(61931011);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(61631020);The National Natural Science Foundation of China(61827801)


Edge intelligent computing refers to the offloading of computationally intensive tasks generated by user nodes to edge servers with stronger computing capabilities for processing.Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based edge intelligent computing combines intelligent drone platforms on this basis and utilizes them with the advantages of strong mobility and easy deployment,it can provide edge computing services for ground user equipment more quickly and flexibly.At the same time,drones can also be used as user nodes to off load their computationally intensive tasks to the ground edge server for execution.Aiming at two different scenarios of UAV as a user node or an edge server,the current research on edge intelligent computing based on UAV is classified and summarized according to different optimization goals such as minimizing energy consumption,minimizing delay and maximizing utility,and the next research direction is considered and prospected.

Key words: edge intelligent computing, unmanned aerial vehicle, task off loading

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