Flight performance assessment of land surveying trajectories for multiple UAV platforms

Andres Mora, Sai Vemprala, Adrian Carrio, Srikanth Saripalli

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Abstract

Crop monitoring of large areas using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is a process that involves multiple trade-offs. For a particular location a multicopter may be more suitable than a fixed-wing due to landscape, altitude, or weather conditions. In other cases the opposite may also be true and the best solution considering additional factors such as available energy and the time it takes to sample the area of interest. In this paper we evaluate the energy consumption, the total distance traveled, and the total time it takes for two unmanned aerial platforms, a fixed-wing and a multicopter to traverse different trajectories. We evaluate the performance of these two platforms using two trajectories: lawnmower and spiral. These trajectories guarantee a 60% both in overlap and sidelap. We analyze the trade-offs between traversing a given trajectory with both platforms and the impact of using a lawnmower instead of a spiral pattern in the context of precision agriculture applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED-UAS 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017843
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 24 2016
Event2015 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED-UAS 2015 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Nov 23 2015Nov 25 2015

Publication series

Name2015 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED-UAS 2015

Other

Other2015 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED-UAS 2015
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period11/23/1511/25/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Mora, A., Vemprala, S., Carrio, A., & Saripalli, S. (2016). Flight performance assessment of land surveying trajectories for multiple UAV platforms. In 2015 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED-UAS 2015 (pp. 1-7). [7440984] (2015 Workshop on Research, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems, RED-UAS 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/RED-UAS.2015.7440984