Disaster Management Simulator

thumbnail for Disaster Management Simulator We are developing a disaster mitigation training simulator for emergency management personnel to develop skills tasking multi-UAV swarms for overwatch or delivery tasks. This simulator shows the City of Reno after a simulated earthquake and allows an operator to fly a simulated UAV swarm through this disaster zone to accomplish tasks to help mitigate the effects of the scenario. We are using this simulator to evaluate user interface design and to help train emergency management personnel in effective UAV operation.



  • Ahmed Siddiqui, K., Feil-Seifer, D., Yang, T., Jose, S., Liu, S., & Louis, S. Development of a Swarm UAV Simulator Integrating Realistic Motion Control Models For Disaster Operations. In Proceedings of the ASME Dynamic Systems and Controls Conference (DSCC), page V003T39A003, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Oct 2017. ( details ) ( .pdf )
  • Pham, X. H., La, H., Feil-Seifer, D., & Deans, M. A Distributed Control Framework of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Dynamic Wildfire Tracking. In IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, Apr 2018. ( details )
  • Blankenburg, J., Banisetty, S., Hoseini, S., Fraser, L., Feil-Seifer, D., Nicolescu, M., & Nicolescu, M. A Distributed Control Architecture for Collaborative Multi-Robot Task Allocation. In International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Birmingham, UK, Nov 2017. ( details ) ( .pdf )