UnmannedSim: Urban and multi-agent navigation network-enabled drones simulator for path planning and localization research

Sugata Ahad, Wai Ching Lucas Shiu, Xin Yue Huang, D. M.Zahin Sajid, Max Jwo Lem Lee, Meiling Su, Li Ta Hsu

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Abstract

The possibility of deploying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) for smart city applications has sparked great interest in recent times. High-density cities like Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York have been moving forward to automation to lighten the load of the cities, as well as to provide a time saving, yet safe environment for their citizens. Simulating such UAV activities before practical implementation has therefore turned into a necessity. However, simulation of cities through traditional methods do not replicate the real-life errors in navigation caused by high-density tall buildings, variable wind speed, GNSS sensor measurement errors and other factors. In our research, we have built a new simulator named UnmannedSim which utilizes popular existing software packages such as AirSim and Unreal Engine while adding real-life errors to the simulator.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS+ 2021
PublisherInstitute of Navigation
Pages1217-1227
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780936406299
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021
Event34th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS+ 2021 - St. Louis, United States
Duration: 20 Sep 202124 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 34th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS+ 2021

Conference

Conference34th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation, ION GNSS+ 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Louis
Period20/09/2124/09/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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