Complete Coverage Path Planning for a Multi-UAV Response System in Post-Earthquake Assessment
AbstractThis paper presents a post-earthquake response system for a rapid damage assessment. In this system, multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are deployed to collect the images from the earthquake site and create a response map for extracting useful information. It is an extension of well-known coverage path problem (CPP) that is based on the grid pattern map decomposition. In addition to some linear strengthening techniques, two mathematic formulations, 4-index and 5-index models, are proposed in the approach and coded in GAMS (Cplex solver). They are tested on a number of problems and the results show that the 5-index model outperforms the 4-index model. Moreover, the proposed system could be significantly improved by the solver-generated cuts, additional constraints, and the variable branching priority extensions. View Full-Text
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Nedjati, A.; Izbirak, G.; Vizvari, B.; Arkat, J. Complete Coverage Path Planning for a Multi-UAV Response System in Post-Earthquake Assessment. Robotics 2016, 5, 26.
Nedjati A, Izbirak G, Vizvari B, Arkat J. Complete Coverage Path Planning for a Multi-UAV Response System in Post-Earthquake Assessment. Robotics. 2016; 5(4):26.Chicago/Turabian Style
Nedjati, Arman; Izbirak, Gokhan; Vizvari, Bela; Arkat, Jamal. 2016. "Complete Coverage Path Planning for a Multi-UAV Response System in Post-Earthquake Assessment." Robotics 5, no. 4: 26.
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