Research Challenges and Opportunities in Drone Forensics Models is a paper by Arafat Al-Dhaqm, Richard A. Ikuesan, Victor R. Kebande, Shukor Razak, and Fahad M. Ghabban.

The advent of unmanned aerial vehicles, commonly known as drones, has revolutionized the landscape of digital surveillance and supply chain logistics, particularly in previously inaccessible areas. Furthermore, the integration of drones has given rise to a proliferation of various drone types and related criminal activities, introducing a host of security and forensics-related challenges. To delve into cutting-edge research regarding these challenges and potential strategies for mitigation, this study undertakes a comprehensive examination of existing digital forensic models using the Design Science Research method. The results of this study yield a profound understanding of the research hurdles and opportunities essential for conducting effective investigations into drone-related incidents. Moreover, a potential comprehensive investigation model is proposed. The insights presented in this study hold great significance for both forensic researchers and practitioners, offering a structured methodology for investigating events involving drones. This study lays the groundwork for establishing international standards in drone forensics.

Publication Date- June 2021

Research Challenges and Opportunities in Drone Forensics Models contains the following major sections:

  • Introduction
  • Potential Digital Forensics Artifacts Sources for Drone Forensics
  • Methodology
  • Open Research Problems
  • Proposed Unified Forensic Investigation Model for UAV
  • Comparison of Proposed Model with Existing DFR Models
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions

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Authors- Arafat Al-Dhaqm, Richard A. Ikuesan, Victor R. Kebande, Shukor Razak, and Fahad M. Ghabban

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