A method for optimized deployment of a network of surveillance aerial drones

Hailong Huang, Andrey V. Savkin

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This letter considers the deployment problem for a network of aerial drones to maximize the coverage of an area for surveillance and monitoring. A distributed optimization model is proposed and a coverage maximizing algorithm is developed. It is proved that the proposed algorithm converges to a local maximum in a finite number of steps. Simulations with a real dataset demonstrate the effectiveness of the algorithm.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4474-4477
JournalIEEE Systems Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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