Talk: "UAV Detection, Monitoring and Integration with Wireless Sensor Networks. The AWARE Project."

"UAV Detection, Monitoring and Integration with Wireless Sensor Networks. The AWARE Project."

Lecturer:  Prof. Anibal Ollero (Universität Sevilla, Spanien)

Location: S202 C120 (Hochschulstraße 10)


Abstract:

This presentation will analyze the interest of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
(UAVs) as tools for detection and monitoring tasks. Furthermore, multi-UAV
systems will be considered and some topics related to cooperation between
UAVs, including cooperative perception will be presented. The experimental
results and demonstration on forest fire detection and monitoring will be
also presented. Furthermore, the cooperation between aerial and ground
robots is also considered.

The second part of the presentation will be devoted to the integration of
UAVs and Wireless Sensor and Actuator Networks. The European FP-6 AWARE
project on the design and development of a platform for autonomous
self-deploying and operation of wireless sensor-actuator networks
cooperating with UAVs will be presented. This will include the
architecture, middleware, wireless sensor network and nodes localization
issues, joint deployment of loads by using multiple helicopters and the
AWARE functionalities. The experiments carried out in the fist year of the
project will be also summarized, including the cooperative tracking by using
UAVs, ground cameras and the wireless sensor network.

Link to the AWARE project:  http://grvc.us.es/aware/