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This paper presents an approach to obtain surveillance through a swarm of fixed wing airplanes and quad-rotor UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle). The approach is presented on a realistic situation where an autonomous fixed wing airplane and semi-autonomous swarm of quad-rotor UAV(s) work together to surveillance an area. The fixed wing airplane UAV determines(More)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is defined as aircraft without the onboard presence of pilots. UAVs have been used to perform intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. The UAVs are not limited to military operations, they can also be used in commercial applications such as telecommunications, ground traffic control, search and rescue(More)
During the past few years, research in the field of cooperative control of swarm of robots and specially UAV has continuously increased. In order to develop research in the field of swarm of UAV this paper identifies three problems: the development of a testbed for UAV, the implementation of an ad hoc network and a protocol based on network control, and a(More)
In this paper, we present control systems for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which provides aerial support for an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The UGV acts as a mobile launching pad for the UAV. The UAV provides additional environmental image feedback to the UGV. Our UAV of choice is a Parrot ArDrone 2.0 quadcopter, a small four rotored aerial vehicle,(More)
In order to develop a robotic system of systems the robotic platforms must be designed and built. For this to happen, the type of application involved should be clear. Swarm robots need to be self contained and powered. They must also be self governing. Here the authors examine various applications and a prototype robot that may be useful in these(More)
In this paper, a fuzzy control system is presented for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which provides aerial support for an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV). The UGV acts as a mobile launching pad for the UAV. The UAV provides additional environmental image feedback to the UGV. Our UAV of choice is a Parrot ArDrone 2.0 quadcopter, a small four rotored aerial(More)
In this paper, we sketch the idea of double image encryption service to provide the privacy and authentication on big-data image libraries on cloud computing environment. The encoding of the image is done using the P-Fibonacci transform of Discrete Cosine Coefficients "PFCC" algorithm. First, using Discrete Cosine Transfer (DCT), we transfer an image from(More)
This paper presents the first-generation design of two classes of semi-autonomous competitive robots created in-house at University of Texas at San Antonio for iTEC, the educational outreach program sponsored at the university. The robots created for the outreach program will compete with each other in games of sumo-wrestling and soccer. Design of the(More)