Drone scheduling for construction site surveillance

Wen Yi, Monty Sutrisna

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Using drones to monitor construction site is a flexible approach with low manpower costs. We study a drone scheduling problem in which a drone flies on a fixed path over a construction site. The flying speed of the drone is optimized to ensure that the drone spends the most time monitoring areas of the construction site that deserve the most attention while ensuring that the drone completes the route within a certain time and without depleting its battery. We propose a nonlinear optimization model for the problem and develop a dynamic programming algorithm to solve the model. A case study is carried out to demonstrate the applicability of the proposed drone scheduling model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalComputer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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