Enabling Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Borne Secure Communication with Classification Framework for Industry 5.0

Deepak Kumar Jain, Yongfu Li, Meng Joo Er, Qin Xin, Deepak Gupta, K. Shankar

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The fifth industrial revolution (Industry 5.0) integrates humans and machines to satisfy the increasing customization demands of the manufacturing complexity using an optimized robotized manufacturing process. Industry 5.0 make use of collaborative robots (cobots) for optimizing productivity and ensuring safety. At the same time, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are predicted to be the main part of industry 5.0 in the forthcoming days. Regardless of high mobility and energy limited UAVs for wireless communication as significant advantages, different issues are also existing in the UAV networks, such as security, reliability, etc. Several research works have focused on resolving security issues in UAV communication to support safety critical applications. With this motivation, this paper presents an artificial intelligence based UAV borne secure communication with classification (AIUAV-SCC) framework for industry 5.0 environment. The proposed AIUAV-SCC model involves two major phases namely image steganography based secure communication and deep learning (DL) based classification. At the initial stage, a new image steganography technique with multilevel discrete wavelet transformation (DWT), Quantum Bacterial Colony Optimization (QBCO) based optimal pixel selection, and encryption processes take place. Next, in the second stage, the Bayesian optimization (BO) based SqueezeNet model is applied for the classification of securely received UAV images where the parameters in the SqueezeNet method are optimally tuned by the utilize of BO technique. To validate the performance of the presented model, extensive simulations are applied using the UC Merced dataset (UCM) aerial dataset and the outcomes are investigated under several dimensions. The outcomes make sure the goodness of the presented model on test UCM aerial dataset over the compared methods.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Oct 2021


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