Intelligent Unmanned Aircraft Systems
[Knowledge Processing Lab, UASTechnologies Lab]
A wide variety of applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) include the need for surveillance of distant targets, including search and rescue operations, traffic surveillance and forest fire monitoring. Communication ranges are often limited and line of sight may be required for high bandwidth without interruptions, which is problematic in urban or mountainous areas. Both problems can be handled using intermediate relay UAVs. The UAV Relay project aims at developing special purpose planners for the placement of such relays for single targets, multiple targets, and moving targets.