Swarm-Copters Senior Design Project: Simulating UAV Swarm Networks Using Quadcopters for Search and Rescue Applications

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This paper discusses a senior design project on researching swarm-copters.

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Creation Date: April 19, 2012
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Moudy, Mark

University of North Texas

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Namuduri, Kamesh

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; kamesh.namuduri@unt.edu

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Keathly, David

University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; david.keathly@unt.edu

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  • Creation: April 19, 2012
  • EmbargoUntil: April 19, 2014
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This paper discusses a senior design project on researching swarm-copters.

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Abstract: Currently when a person gets lost a rescue team is called into action to utilize a wide range of terrain specific methods and tools to help locate the missing person. This current method is problematic for several reasons, namely high costs and the increased risk of the rescuers becoming rescuees. Quadcopters are ideal for simulating a network of UAVs in a search and rescue situation because they can be outfitted with a range of situation specific sensors, are easily mobilized, and can reduce the risk to the rescuers. The Swarm-Copters system utilizes: multiple sensors to assist with flight, a camera system to provide a real-time view of the search area, and a centralized base station to control the search and rescue operation. The system was developed using a swarm style approach which allows for two or more autonomous quadcopters to work together in completing a scan of a search grid.

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14 p.

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Keyword(s): quadcopters | sensors | Swarm-Copters
Source: Ninth Annual University Scholars Day, 2012, Denton, Texas, United States
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Series Title: University Scholars Day
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UNT Honors College
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UNT Scholarly Works
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