Route Planning for Relay UAV
Linköping University, Department of Computer and Information Science, KPLAB - Knowledge Processing Lab
Linköping University, The Institute of Technology
Conference paper (Other academic)
Proceedings of the 26th International Congress of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS)
26th Congress of the International Council of Aeronautical Science Including the 8th AIAA Aircraft Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference
relay UAV, payload UAV, preplanning
To expand the operative area for surveillance UAV, we propose the use of a relay UAV. The relay UAV is used as an intermediary node in a communication network: the surveillance UAV transmits data to the relay UAV, which sends it back to a ground station. In this exploratory report, we calculate the route for a relay UAV, to ensure communication at certain time points, given the route of the surveillance UAV. The results presented here are preliminary and may be considered a first iteration of ideas and methods.