Architecture for emergency control of autonomous UAV ensembles

  • Applying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has benefits for many different use-cases. Existing implementations of ground control stations (GCS) to manage UAVs in such scenarios already provide some support for the operation of multi-unit systems, i.e., ensembles. However, since they are usually designed for the operation of only one copter at once, this is often not sufficient to react quickly in dangerous situations, e.g., search and rescue scenarios. To address this problem, we propose an approach for easy observation and control of complete autonomous UAV ensembles: The Intention of our approach is to greatly reduce the number of personnel required for the operation of an UAV ensemble. Thereby, we generate the possibility for rapid intervention in potentially dangerous situations in order to prevent damage to the UAVs and the environment. In this paper, we present a software architecture for this safety-critical multi UAV ground control station including a fully implementedApplying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) has benefits for many different use-cases. Existing implementations of ground control stations (GCS) to manage UAVs in such scenarios already provide some support for the operation of multi-unit systems, i.e., ensembles. However, since they are usually designed for the operation of only one copter at once, this is often not sufficient to react quickly in dangerous situations, e.g., search and rescue scenarios. To address this problem, we propose an approach for easy observation and control of complete autonomous UAV ensembles: The Intention of our approach is to greatly reduce the number of personnel required for the operation of an UAV ensemble. Thereby, we generate the possibility for rapid intervention in potentially dangerous situations in order to prevent damage to the UAVs and the environment. In this paper, we present a software architecture for this safety-critical multi UAV ground control station including a fully implemented prototype which we also tested in a realistic environment.show moreshow less

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Author:Martin SchörnerORCiDGND, Constantin WanningerORCiDGND, Alwin HoffmannORCiDGND, Oliver KosakORCiDGND, Wolfgang ReifORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:384-opus4-844348
Frontdoor URLhttps://opus.bibliothek.uni-augsburg.de/opus4/84434
Parent Title (English):3rd International Workshop on Robotic Software Engineering (RoSE’21), co-located with ICSE 2021, Virtual, Madrid, Spain, May 23 – 29, 2021
Publisher:IEEE
Place of publication:Piscataway, NJ
Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2021
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2021/03/15
First Page:1
Last Page:6
Institutes:Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Software & Systems Engineering
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Fakultät für Angewandte Informatik / Institut für Informatik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik / Lehrstuhl für Softwaretechnik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
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Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht