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Collaborating miniature drones for surveillance and reconnaissance
Author(s): Axel Bürkle
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Paper Abstract

The use of miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), e.g. quadrocopters, has gained great popularity over the last years. Some complex application scenarios for micro UAVs call for the formation of swarms of multiple drones. In this paper a platform for the creation of such swarms is presented. It consists of commercial quadrocopters enhanced with on-board processing and communication units enabling autonomy of individual drones. Furthermore, a generic ground control station has been realized. Different co-operation strategies for teams of UAVs are currently evaluated with an agent based simulation tool. Finally, complex application scenarios for multiple micro UAVs are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7480, Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks VI, 74800H (24 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830408
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Axel Bürkle, Fraunhofer Institute for Information and Data Processing IITB (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7480:
Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks VI
Edward M. Carapezza, Editor(s)

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