Astronomy & Space Sciences

Title :

Mapping elevation using autonomous UAVs in swarm with field acquisition and resolution control- A simulation

Area of research :

Astronomy & Space Sciences

Focus area :

Autonomous flying of UAVs in swarm, artificial intelligence, object tracking and recognition

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Executive Summary :

The idea of having personal assistant UAVs is inspired by currently available digital assistants on smartphones such as Google Assistant, Siri, Bixby and Cortana. These assistants are limited to the functionalities of the smartphone and can only perform some tasks that are a part of the flow (of native applications installed). The same idea can be extended to UAV hardware for applications in security, surveillance, asset tracking, agritech, pisciculture tracking, region mapping along with personal use cases such as hands-free photography, navigating, VR streaming, advertisement, etc. Current implementations involve sophisticated approaches that also involve satellites for high altitude imagery.Challenges to be met: Redundancy needed in data acquisition, Improvement in resolution of acquired imagery, Loss due to hardware failure is to be recovered, Contingency in case of interruption in LOS/ signal loss, Provision target mapping mechanism, Provision for artificial intelligence and dynamic overlapping mechanism for image stitching.


Dr. Dibyajyoti Chutia, North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC), Shillong

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