A Unified Framework for Reliable Multi-Drone Tasking in Emergency Response Missions
Source2019 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)
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In this paper a unified framework is presented for coordinated multi-drone tasking in emergency response missions. As elaborated in this work, response missions can be broken into a number of distinct tasks that can be allocated among the available drone agents to expedite the response operations. The proposed framework enables the development and execution of algorithms that jointly schedule and route drone agents across the field to complete their tasks and successfully address the mission goals considering the agent limitations. The key design challenges of implementing the proposed framework are discussed. Finally, initial simulation and experimental results are presented providing evidence of the real life applicability and reliability of the proposed framework.