Testing of a Cloud-Controlled Unmanned Aircraft System
During the last years, cloud controlled unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have become reality. Keeping up with the trend, my research focused on design, development and testing of such a system, while keeping security concerns in mind. The present article summarises the final testing phase, including flight tests and test in lab environment. The most interesting results include successful flight tests with more than 15,000 km communication roundtrip between the ground controller station, the cloud server and the drone; evidences of the importance of georedundant installation of compute hosts to increase survivability of the service; and the demonstration of automatic horizontal scaling of the system depending on performance demands.