Publication Details

Laik Ruetten, Paulo Regis, Shamik Sengupta, and David Feil-Seifer. "Area-Optimized UAV Swarm Network for Search and Rescue Operations." In Proceedings of the Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC), Las Vegas, NV, Jan 2020. IEEE (best paper winner). doi: 10.1109/CCWC47524.2020.9031197 ( pdf )


  • Keywords:
  • UAV
  • search and rescue
  • networks
  • REU

Abstract

Intelligent robot swarms are increasingly being explored as tools for search and rescue missions. Efficient path planning and robust communication networks are critical elements of completing missions. The focus of this research is to give unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) the ability to selforganize a mesh network that is optimized for area coverage. The UAVs will be able to read the communication strength between themselves and all the UAVs it is connected to using RSSI. The UAVs should be able to adjust their positioning closer to other UAVs if RSSI is below a threshold, and they should also maintain communication as a group if they move together along a search path. Our approach was to use Genetic Algorithms in a simulated environment to achieve multi-node exploration with emphasis on connectivity and swarm spread

Author Details

Name: Laik Ruetten
Status: Inactive

Name: Paulo Regis
Status: Inactive

Name: Shamik Sengupta
email: ssengupta@unr.edu
Website: http://www.cse.unr.edu/~shamik/
Status: Inactive

Name: David Feil-Seifer
email: dave@cse.unr.edu
Website: http://cse.unr.edu/~dave
Phone: (775) 784-6469
Status: Active

BibTex Reference

@inproceedings{ruetten2020area-optimized,
  title={Area-Optimized UAV Swarm Network for Search and Rescue Operations},
  author={Laik Ruetten and Paulo Regis and Shamik Sengupta and David Feil-Seifer},
  year={2020},
  month={January},
  address={Las Vegas, NV},
  publisher={IEEE (best paper winner)},
  doi={10.1109/CCWC47524.2020.9031197},
  booktitle={Proceedings of the Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC)},
}

HTML Reference

<span class="authors">Laik Ruetten, Paulo Regis, Shamik Sengupta, and David Feil-Seifer</span>. <span class="title">"Area-Optimized UAV Swarm Network for Search and Rescue Operations." </span> In <span class="booktitle">Proceedings of the Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference (CCWC)</span>, <span class="address">Las Vegas, NV</span>, <span class="month">Jan</span> <span class="year">2020</span>. <span class="ending">IEEE (best paper winner).</span> <span class="doi">doi: 10.1109/CCWC47524.2020.9031197</span>

Support

REU Site: Collaborative Human-Robot Interaction, National Science Foundation PI: David Feil-Seifer, co-PI: Shamik Sengupta, Amount: $360,000, Feb. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2021