A Path Planning Method for Video Camera Equipped UAVs Monitoring a Ground Area

Jian Zhang, Hailong Huang

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Abstract

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become the necessary tools for a wide range of activities including but not limited to real-time monitoring, surveillance, border patrolling, search and rescue, civilian, scientific and military missions, etc. Their advantage is unprecedented and irreplaceable especially in environments dangerous to humans, for example in radiation or pollution exposed areas. A method for occlusion-aware UAV path planning is presented in this paper, which ensures every point on the target ground area can be seen at least once in a complete surveillance circle. Besides, the geometrically complex environments with occlusions are considered in our research. Compared with many existing methods, we decompose this problem into a waypoint determination problem and an instance of the traveling salesman problem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 Australian and New Zealand Control Conference, ANZCC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages238-243
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665416504
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
Event2021 Australian and New Zealand Control Conference, ANZCC 2021 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 202126 Nov 2021

Publication series

Name2021 Australian and New Zealand Control Conference, ANZCC 2021

Conference

Conference2021 Australian and New Zealand Control Conference, ANZCC 2021
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period25/11/2126/11/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Control and Optimization

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