Tracking wildlife with multiple UAVs: System design, safety and field experiments

Haluk Bayram, Nikolaos Stefas, Kazim Selim Engin, Volkan Isler

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Abstract

We present a multi-UAV system capable of localizing radio tagged animals. Each UAV carries a Yagi antenna and is capable of obtaining bearing-measurements by using the directionality of the signal emitted from the tag. In this paper, we address the following question: given a set of measurement locations, should the UAVs move in coordination and obtain synchronized measurements, or should they move independently? For each scenario, we present a path planning algorithm. The algorithms are compared in simulations. We also present a complete system implementation with three UAVs and results from field experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages97-103
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509063093
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 8 2018
Event2017 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017 - CA, United States
Duration: Dec 4 2017Dec 5 2017

Publication series

Name2017 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017
Volume2018-January

Other

Other2017 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCA
Period12/4/1712/5/17

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    Bayram, H., Stefas, N., Engin, K. S., & Isler, V. (2018). Tracking wildlife with multiple UAVs: System design, safety and field experiments. In 2017 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017 (pp. 97-103). (2017 International Symposium on Multi-Robot and Multi-Agent Systems, MRS 2017; Vol. 2018-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MRS.2017.8250937