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Information collecting system based on aerial images obtained by a small UAV for disaster prevention
Author(s): Taro Suzuki; Jun-ichi Meguro; Yoshiharu Amano; Takumi Hashizume; Rui Hirokawa; Kaoru Tatsumi; Koichi Sato; Jun-ichi Takiguchi
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a disaster prevention system using aerial images obtained by a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The immediate assessment of damage information and the continuous collection of information for constructing a revival plan are important for damage mitigation when natural disasters such as large earthquakes occur. In this study, we develop a small prototype UAV and onboard software using a GPS navigation system and propose a unique disaster prevention system that employs the small UAV and a geographical information system (GIS). We divide the period that follows a natural disaster on the basis of three processes, and we propose the use of the small UAV for gathering and integrating information into the GIS. We conducted field experiments to evaluate the proposed system employing the small UAV. From the results of our experiments, we concluded that the system is effective in disaster prevention.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6794, ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials, 67942H (9 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.784496
Show Author Affiliations
Taro Suzuki, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Jun-ichi Meguro, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Yoshiharu Amano, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Takumi Hashizume, Waseda Univ. (Japan)
Rui Hirokawa, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Kaoru Tatsumi, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Koichi Sato, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)
Jun-ichi Takiguchi, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. (Japan)


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ICMIT 2007: Mechatronics, MEMS, and Smart Materials

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