Boustrophedon coverage path planning for UAV aerial surveys in wind
conference contributionposted on 2018-01-11, 11:13 authored by Matthew CoombesMatthew Coombes, Wen-Hua ChenWen-Hua Chen, Cunjia LiuCunjia Liu
© 2017 IEEE. In the quickly developing world of precision agriculture UAV remote sensing, there is a need for a greater understanding of winds effect on fixed wing aerial surveying, as this is missing from current literature. This paper presents a method to define and calculate flight times in a Boustrophedon aerial survey coverage path in wind, for a given convex polygon, at a given sweep angle. It is shown that there exists no easy way to define a sweep angle relative to the wind that minimises flight time. This method is validated by comparing the numerical simulated path and times with a number of surveys run in the high fidelity X-Plane simulator.
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Published inInternational Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'17) 2017 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2017
Pages1563 - 1571
CitationCOOMBES, M., CHEN, W-H. and LIU, C., 2017. Boustrophedon coverage path planning for UAV aerial surveys in wind. Presented at the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'17), Miami, FL, 13-16 June, pp. 1563-1571.
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