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Towards autonomous micro UAV swarms

Presentation held at UAV 2010, International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles; Dubai UAE, 21-23 june 2010
: Bürkle, A.; Segor, F.; Kollmann, M.

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2010, 21 S.
International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) <2010, Dubai>
Vortrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer IOSB ()
UAV; micro drone; swarm; ground control station

Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) such as quadrocopters have gained great popularity over the last years, both as a research platform and in various application fields. However, some complex application scenarios call for the formation of swarms consisting of multiple drones. In this paper a platform for the creation of such swarms is presented. It is based on commercially available quadrocopters enhanced with on-board processing and communication units enabling full autonomy of individual drones. Furthermore, a generic ground control station is presented that serves as integration platform. It allows the seamless coordination of different kinds of sensor platforms.