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Special Issue "Deployment and Navigation of Aerial Drones for Surveillance and Monitoring"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2019).
Prof. Dr. Andrey V. Savkin Website E-Mail
School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Interests: control engineering; robot navigation; deployment and navigation of drones; mobile wireless sensor networks; control of power systems
We are inviting submissions to a Special Issue of Sensors entitled “Deployment and Navigation of Aerial Drones for Surveillance and Monitoring”. Aerial drones may refer to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), flying robots, or airships in different applications. Their use is rapidly expanding to numerous applications, such as communication, environmental monitoring, rescue operations, policing, surveillance, product deliveries, aerial photography, and agriculture. Sales of commercial drones are expected to grow from 2.5 million drones in 2016 to 7 million in 2020. In surveillance applications, drones are equipped with sensors such as cameras. They fly into the sky and monitor ground objects of interest, such as humans, animals, vehicles, landmarks, and disaster areas. For these applications, the efficient deployment and navigation of aerial drones are critical issues. Advanced methods of navigation and deployment play an important role in achieving the reliable, robust, secure, and cost-effective functioning of UAV networks. Researchers and engineers worldwide are working together to develop novel and efficient tools for the deployment and navigation of networks of aerial drones for monitoring and surveillance. This Special Issue is focused on new developments in the field of placement and navigation of UAVs for surveillance applications.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Reactive deployment of aerial drones;
- Proactive deployment of aerial drones;
- UAV navigation;
- Surveillance and following moving objects using UAVs;
- Networks of UAVs;
- UAV path planning;
- Collision avoidance for UAVs;
- Deployment and control of flying sensor networks;
- Coverage control in UAV surveillance;
- Environmental monitoring by UAVs.
Prof. Dr. Andrey V. Savkin
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sensors is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- unmanned aerial vehicles
- networks of drones
- deployment of aerial drones
- aerial surveillance and monitoring
- navigation of UAVs
- UAV path planning
- internet of drones
- internet of flying robots
- UAV collision avoidance
- flying sensor networks