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Minimum energy trajectories for local area networks of drones in the presence of obstacles

conference contribution
posted on 13.03.2020, 00:00 by Rohan De Silva, Sandaruvan Rajasinghege
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) networks can be used to perform tasks more efficiently in various industrial applications. A Local Area Network of Drones (LoD) is such a network, which can be utilized to perform tasks with the least number of UAVs. The air space of most industrial applications consists of obstacles, which constraint UAV movements and block line of sight communication. Therefore, LoDs should be able to plan their trajectories avoiding these obstacles. In this paper, we propose a simple approach to determine energy optimized trajectories of a LoD in the presence of obstacles. Our method minimizes the total energy consumption of all UAVs while avoiding any collisions with the obstacles and any obstructions to the line of sight communication. Additionally, we present a method to determine the energy-minimized target sequence when the UAVs have to travel to multiple target locations to perform a set of given tasks.

History

Editor

Bao VNQ; Pham MQ; Hoa HV

Parent Title

Proceedings of 2019 6th NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science (NICS)

Start Page

552

End Page

557

Number of Pages

6

Start Date

12/12/2019

Finish Date

13/12/2019

ISBN-13

9781728151632

Location

Hanoi, Vietnam

Publisher

IEEE

Place of Publication

Piscataway, NJ

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

6th NAFOSTED Conference on Information and Computer Science (NICS 2019)