A Multi-UAV System for Exploration and Target Finding in Cluttered and GPS-Denied Environments

  title={A Multi-UAV System for Exploration and Target Finding in Cluttered and GPS-Denied Environments},
  author={Xiaolong Zhu and Fernando Vanegas and Felipe Gonzalez and Conrad Sanderson},
  journal={2021 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)},
The use of multi-rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Search and Rescue (SAR) and Remote Sensing is rapidly increasing. Multi-rotor UAVs, however, have limited endurance. The range of UAV applications can be widened if teams of multiple UAVs are used. We propose a framework for a team of UAVs to cooperatively explore and find a target in complex GPS-denied environments with obstacles. The team of UAVs autonomously navigates, explores, detects, and finds the target in a cluttered… Expand

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