A Multi-UAS Cooperative Mission Over Non-Segregated Civil Areas

Marco Boccalatte, Filippo Brogi, Francesco Catalfamo, Stefania Maddaluno, Michele Martino, Valter Mellano, Paolo Rosazza Prin, Filomena Solitro, Pietro Torasso, Gianluca Torta
2012 Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems  
In this paper we describe an experience of multi UAS civil mission management derived from our participation to the Industrial Research Project SMAT-F1, which focused on UAV missions for monitoring the territory for civil purposes. After describing the operational framework and the system architecture, we present in some detail the computer-supported design of a Mission Plan. The main focus of the article is on the flight experience made; in particular, we discuss the capabilities of the system
more » ... to supply clear situation comprehension to the operators, the operation coordination issues and the operational results achieved during the mission. Finally, future extensions of mission planning support capabilities are discussed.
doi:10.1007/s10846-012-9706-5 fatcat:wqnv4ar2xfcwpf7vje44mv52b4