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Autonomous robotic platforms for locating radio sources buried under rubble
Author(s): A. S. Tasu; L. Anchidin; R. Tamas; M. Paun; A. Danisor; T. Petrescu
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with the use of autonomous robotic platforms able to locate radio signal sources such as mobile phones, buried under collapsed buildings as a result of earthquakes, natural disasters, terrorism, war, etc. This technique relies on averaging position data resulting from a propagation model implemented on the platform and the data acquired by robotic platforms at the disaster site. That allows us to calculate the approximate position of radio sources buried under the rubble. Based on measurements, a radio map of the disaster site is made, very useful for locating victims and for guiding specific rubble lifting machinery, by assuming that there is a victim next to a mobile device detected by the robotic platform; by knowing the approximate position, the lifting machinery does not risk to further hurt the victims. Moreover, by knowing the positions of the victims, the reaction time is decreased, and the chances of survival for the victims buried under the rubble, are obviously increased.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 December 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII, 1001037 (14 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2243274
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A. S. Tasu, Constanta Maritime Univ. (Romania)
L. Anchidin, Constanta Maritime Univ. (Romania)
R. Tamas, Constanta Maritime Univ. (Romania)
M. Paun, Constanta Maritime Univ. (Romania)
A. Danisor, Constanta Maritime Univ. (Romania)
T. Petrescu, Univ. Politehnica of Bucharest (Romania)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10010:
Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII
Marian Vladescu; Cornel T. Panait; Razvan Tamas; George Caruntu; Ionica Cristea, Editor(s)

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