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Cooperative forest fire surveillance using a team of small unmanned air vehicles

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Cooperative forest fire surveillance using a team of small unmanned air vehicles
The objective of this paper is to explore the feasibility of using multiple low-altitude, short endurance (LASE) unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) to cooperatively monitor and track the propagation of large forest fires. A real-time algorithm for tracking the perimeter of a fire with an on-board infrared sensor is developed. Using this algorithm, we develop a decentralized multiple-UAV approach to monitoring the perimeter of the fire. The UAVs are assumed to have limited communication and sensing range. The effectiveness of the approach is demonstrated in simulation using a 6 DOF dynamic model for the UAV and numerical propagation model for the forest fire. Salient features of the approach include the ability to monitor a changing fire perimeter, the ability to systematically add and remove UAVs from the team, and the ability to supply time-critical information to forest fire fighters.
David W. Casbeer, Derek B. Kingston, Randal W. Bea
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Type Journal
Year 2006
Where IJSYSC
Authors David W. Casbeer, Derek B. Kingston, Randal W. Beard, Timothy W. McLain
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