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Multi-UAV Surveillance with Minimum Information Idleness and Latency Constraints

Jurgen Scherer, Bernhard Rinner
2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
We discuss surveillance with multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that minimize information idleness (the lag between the start of the mission and the moment when the data captured at a sensing location  ...  In our approach, multiple UAVs cooperatively transport the data in a store-and-forward fashion along minimum latency paths (MLPs) to guarantee data delivery within a predefined latency bound.  ...  This is different from our previous work on persistent multi-UAV/robot surveillance where permanent [25] , [27] or intermittent [26] connectivity to the BS was considered.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2020.3003884 fatcat:se66gn5dyjesjo7oz3vt7x5gza

Multi-UAV Routing for Persistent Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance Missions [article]

Satyanarayana G. Manyam, Steven Rasmussen, David W. Casbeer, Krishnamoorthy Kalyanam, Suresh Manickam
2017 arXiv   pre-print
We consider a Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (PISR) routing problem, which includes collecting data from a set of specified task locations and delivering that data to a control  ...  The UAV team's objective is to minimize the maximum of the delivery times of all the tasks' data to the control station, while simultaneously, satisfying each task's revisit period constraint.  ...  Persistent surveillance problems with tasks spatially distributed is posed as a vehicle routing problem with time windows in [5] .  ... 
arXiv:1702.08494v1 fatcat:epl5zaq5rjhc5aybeyspwpscfi

Watch from sky: machine-learning-based multi-UAV network for predictive police surveillance [article]

Ryusei Sugano, Ryoichi Shinkuma, Takayuki Nishio, Sohei Itahara, Narayan B. Mandayam
2022 arXiv   pre-print
This paper presents the watch-from-sky framework, where multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) play four roles, i.e., sensing, data forwarding, computing, and patrolling, for predictive police surveillance  ...  Our framework is promising for crime deterrence because UAVs are useful for collecting and distributing data and have high mobility.  ...  Liu et al. presented a two-level quasidistributed control framework for UAVs for persistent ground surveillance in unknown urban areas [8] .  ... 
arXiv:2203.02892v1 fatcat:h5lmzy2535bm7ofcxxsi552unq

The Multiple Unmanned Air Vehicle Persistent Surveillance Problem: A Review

Nikhil Nigam
2014 Machines  
The intent of this paper is to thoroughly review the persistent surveillance problem, with particular focus on multiple Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), and present some of our own work in this area.  ...  The persistent surveillance problem differs from exploration since it involves continuous/repeated coverage of the target space, minimizing time between re-visits.  ...  Sensory perception, and more recently multi-sensor data fusion, have become huge research areas in themselves [74] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/machines2010013 fatcat:ydi6tcjbnvghbd4ywxghk7avbu

Unmanned aerial vehicle for internet of everything: Opportunities and challenges

Yalin Liu, Hong-Ning Dai, Qubeijian Wang, Mahendra K. Shukla, Muhammad Imran
2020 Computer Communications  
Thereafter, we review the enabling technologies to achieve these expectations and discuss four intrinsic constraints of IoE (i.e., coverage constraint, battery constraint, computing constraint, and security  ...  We then present an overview of UAVs. We next discuss the opportunities brought by UAV to IoE.  ...  4 Security constraint 3 Computing constraint 1 Coverage constraint TABLE I UAV I COMMUNICATION NETWORKS Introduction Multi-UAV Ad Hoc networks UAV-aided communication networks Architecture  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2020.03.017 fatcat:jfzpmaarlbgkrmmh4edx72b6om

Multi-robot persistent surveillance with connectivity constraints [article]

Jürgen Scherer, Bernhard Rinner
2019 arXiv   pre-print
We formally define several problem instances closely related to multi-robot persistent surveillance with connectivity constraints, i.e., connectivity-constrained multi-robot persistent surveillance (CMPS  ...  We consider the problem of multi-robot persistent surveillance with connectivity constraints where robots have to visit sensing locations periodically and maintain a multi-hop connection to a base station  ...  Multi-robot persistent surveillance with connectivity constraints Jürgen Scherer, Bernhard Rinner 1 Abstract-Mobile robots, especially unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are of increasing interest for surveillance  ... 
arXiv:1909.07703v1 fatcat:3jdvj2p7czbhlo535dut7v5rey

Decentralized Cooperative Aerial Surveillance Using Fixed-Wing Miniature UAVs

R.W. Beard, T.W. McLain, D.B. Nelson, D. Kingston, D. Johanson
2006 Proceedings of the IEEE  
Therefore, there is a critical need for automating aerial surveillance using unmanned air vehicles (UAVs).  ...  This paper gives an overview of a cooperative control strategy for aerial surveillance that has been successfully flight tested on small (48 inch wingspan) UAVs.  ...  Telemetry data for the flight tests of the persistent imaging mission (second pass). Figure (a) shows the UAV loitering before the mission command is executed.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jproc.2006.876930 fatcat:5h7mcosoufesjpuazmmrgmksue

Planning the future of smart cities with swarms of fully autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles using a novel framework

Kaya Kuru
2021 IEEE Access  
Therefore, their integration with the SC components using real-time data analytics is urgent.  ...  The autonomy of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -self-governing in the aerospace discipline has been a remarkable research area with the development of the advanced bespoke microcontrollers embedded with  ...  In AH mode, data is transmitted to BSs by multi-hop transmission acting as relays.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3049094 fatcat:3ikesnditrf4pnkoocjshu44he

Communication Aware UAV Swarm Surveillance Based on Hierarchical Architecture

Chengtao Xu, Kai Zhang, Yushan Jiang, Shuteng Niu, Thomas Yang, Houbing Song
2021 Drones  
Multi-agent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) teaming becomes an essential part in science mission, modern warfare surveillance, and disaster rescuing.  ...  The result shows that the decentralized scheme outperforms the centralized scheme in the mission of persistent surveillance, especially on maintaining the stability of inner UAV swarm network while tracking  ...  High altitude UAV gives those waypoints with its remote sensing data based on the multi types of sensors attached to it in real applications.  ... 
doi:10.3390/drones5020033 fatcat:7ap66kcyi5brbdeymkexxu53iq

Toward Agile Information and Communication Framework for the Post-COVID-19 Era

Celimuge Wu, Chunrong Peng, Zhaoyang Du, Liming Gao, Tsutomu Yoshinaga, Yusheng Ji
2021 IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society  
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) empowered vehicular environments.  ...  In order to satisfy new normal life styles in the post-COVID-19 era, an efficient information and communication technology (ICT) framework is required to collect, process, and utilize data for the purpose  ...  Effect of the number of UAVs In this section, each routing protocol is evaluated with different numbers of UAVs.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ojcs.2021.3102045 fatcat:xxfc32pfsbdexbovq4pviswlqy

A Fleet of MEC UAVs to Extend a 5G Network Slice for Video Monitoring with Low-Latency Constraints

Christian Grasso, Giovanni Schembra
2019 Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks  
The target of this paper is to extend a 5G network slice for video monitoring with a Flying Ad-hoc NETwork (FANET) constituted by UAVs with multi-access edge computing (MEC) facilities (MEC UAVs), flying  ...  for video analysis applications with low-latency requirements.  ...  For persistent surveillance tasks when the limited duration of batteries could limit the mission lifetime, the use of multiple small-scaled UAVs organized in flocks has been considered [6] [7] [8] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/jsan8010003 fatcat:m2j67pd3obee3j36lc5tjudzku

A Survey on Cellular-connected UAVs: Design Challenges, Enabling 5G/B5G Innovations, and Experimental Advancements [article]

Debashisha Mishra, Enrico Natalizio
2020 arXiv   pre-print
, event filming, surveillance, tracking, etc.  ...  This study highlights recent progress updates with respect to 3GPP standardization and emphasizes socio-economic concerns that must be accounted before successful adoption of this promising technology.  ...  to quality metric such as packet loss, latency, rate and jitter Internet Connectivity Being able to control and steer UAV from persistent Internet connection Ground Control UAV being remotely controlled  ... 
arXiv:2005.00781v1 fatcat:gnjjupum7zh25kwaetdtxzidja

AI-Inspired Non-Terrestrial Networks for IIoT: Review on Enabling Technologies and Applications

Emmanouel T. Michailidis, Stelios M. Potirakis, Athanasios G. Kanatas
2020 IoT  
with strategically placed sensors and actuators.  ...  This paper justifies why non-terrestrial networks (NTNs) will bring the IIoT vision closer to reality by providing improved data acquisition and massive connectivity to sensor fields in large and remote  ...  In massive IIoT, the data transmission is infrequent and not persistent, whereas the latency requirements are not tight.  ... 
doi:10.3390/iot1010003 fatcat:xkjxfh6r2fd27jyuxazfc6lbqu

5G Communication: An Overview of Vehicle-to-Everything, Drones, and Healthcare Use-cases

Hanif Ullah, Nithya Gopalakrishnan Nair, Adrian Moore, Chris Nugent, Paul Muschamp, Maria Cuevas
2019 IEEE Access  
INDEX TERMS 5G, V2X communication, drones, healthcare, ultra-low-latency, ultra-high-reliability.  ...  massive bandwidths, having a large number of antennas, and with an extreme base station and device densities.  ...  Similarly, for surveillance, such as border or highway patrolling, the latency should not be more than 3ms. Luo et al.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2905347 fatcat:wgsv3xoek5c2jf4zwawx6zxaty

UAV-enabled Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications for 6G: A Comprehensive Survey

Antonino Masaracchia, Yijiu Li, Khoi Khac Nguyen, Cheng Yin, Saeed R. Khosravirad, Daniel Benevides Da Costa, Trung Q. Duong.
2021 IEEE Access  
under the constraints of latency and reliability.  ...  to the latency and location constraints, has been proposed.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3117902 fatcat:nu6od4bogzc6tblj2pmegsahui
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