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Persistent surveillance with small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (sUAV): a feasibility study
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Paper Abstract

In typical Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, persistent surveillance is commonly defined as the exercise of automatic intelligence discovery by monitoring a wide area coverage at a high altitude leveraging an aerial platform (manned or unmanned). It can be large enough to carry a matrix of high resolution cameras and a rack of high performance computing images processing and exploitation units (PEU). The majority of the small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAV) are able to carry optics payloads, allowing them to take aerial images from strategic viewpoints. This capability constitutes a key enabler for an immense number of applications, such as crowd monitoring, search and rescue, surveillance scenario, industrial inspection and so on. The constrained onboard processing power in addition to the strict limit in the flying time of sUAV are amongst the serious challenges that have to be overcome to enable a cost effective persistent surveillance based on sUAV platforms. In this paper, we conduct a feasibility study for developing a potential sUAV based persistent surveillance system with tethered power supply.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2018
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 10796, Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XII, 107960K (9 October 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2326693
Show Author Affiliations
Ohood Al Nuaimi, Emirates Technology and Innovation Ctr. (United Arab Emirates)
Omar Almelhi, Emirates Technology and Innovation Ctr. (United Arab Emirates)
Abdulrahman Almarzooqi, Emirates Technology and Innovation Ctr. (United Arab Emirates)
Abdullah Al Saadi Al Mansoori, Emirates Technology and Innovation Ctr. (United Arab Emirates)
Slim Sayadi, Emirates Technology and Innovation Ctr. (United Arab Emirates)
Issacniwas Swamidoss, Emirates Technology and Innovation Ctr. (United Arab Emirates)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10796:
Electro-Optical Remote Sensing XII
Gary Kamerman; Ove Steinvall, Editor(s)

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