Multirotor UAV coverage planning under wind conditions

J. Irving Vasquez-Gomez, Cecilia Gomez-Castaneda, Enrique Munoz De Cote, Juan Carlos Herrera-Lozada

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Abstract

© 2016 IEEE. Unmanned aerial vehicle coverage is a fast growing area, given that it has several applications such as precision agriculture, mapping, surveillance, etc. In order to cover a terrain, it is necessary to calculate the path that an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has to follow. In this paper, we propose a method that calculates the path that minimizes the energy consumption under wind conditions. Unlike previous work that only estimates the path that minimizes the number of flight lines, we have tested the model in simulation and in real experiments obtaining promising results. In some cases, the lowest energy path does not follow the direction of the wind, this contrasts with the well-known flight recommendations, but achieves the target of reducing energy.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages32-37
Number of pages28
DOIs
StatePublished - 22 Dec 2016
EventProceedings - 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics, Electronics, and Automotive Engineering, ICMEAE 2016 -
Duration: 22 Dec 2016 → …

Conference

ConferenceProceedings - 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics, Electronics, and Automotive Engineering, ICMEAE 2016
Period22/12/16 → …

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    Vasquez-Gomez, J. I., Gomez-Castaneda, C., Cote, E. M. D., & Herrera-Lozada, J. C. (2016). Multirotor UAV coverage planning under wind conditions. 32-37. Paper presented at Proceedings - 2016 International Conference on Mechatronics, Electronics, and Automotive Engineering, ICMEAE 2016, . https://doi.org/10.1109/ICMEAE.2016.015