Contaminant cloud boundary monitoring using UAV sensor swarms

B. A. White*, A. Tsourdos, I. Ashokoraj, S. Subchan, R. Zbikowski

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Abstract

In this paper we describe research work currently being undertaken to detect, model and track the shape of a contaminant cloud boundary using air borne sensor swarms. The model of the cloud boundary is then used to predict the future evolution of the cloud shape so that an airborne sensor swarm of UAVs can perform manoeuvres that will enable the exact shape and track of the cloud to be determined accurately and in a timely fashion. The contaminant cloud models currently used are usually based on numerical techniques. However in this research work the kinematics of the evolving cloud to approximate the shape of the cloud using splinegons is explored. This approach is efficient in that only the vertices and segment curvatures are required to define the cloud boundary, rather than a distribution function.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2007
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages4014-4035
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)1563479044, 9781563479045
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2007 - Hilton Head, SC, United States
Duration: 20 Aug 200723 Aug 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2007
Volume4

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHilton Head, SC
Period20/08/0723/08/07

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