UAV-based Sensor Web Monitoring System

International Journal of Navigation and ObservationInternational Journal of Navigation and Observation, In Press, 2012

Masahiko Nagai, Apichon Witayangkurn, Kiyoshi Honda, and Ryosuke Shibasaki

“UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)-based monitoring system is developed as an intermediate system between aerial survey and ground survey. All the measurement tools are mounted on the UAV to acquire detailed information from low altitudes which is different from a satellite or a plane. The monitoring is carried out from the sky, but the spatial and temporal resolutions are freely selected near the ground. In this study, the data is easily acquired with safety and mobility by the utilization of a Sensor Web. A Sensor Web is a type of sensor network which is well suited for environmental monitoring. Sensor nodes are spatially distributed and wirelessly communicate with each other. In this study, the UAV-based system is considered as a mobile sensor node. This study proposes a combination of UAV-based monitoring with a ubiquitous sensor network.”

System Architecture

System Architecture