Autonomous deployment and repair of a sensor network using an unmanned aerial vehicle

Corke, Peter, Hrabar, S., Peterson, R., Rus, D., Saripalli, S., & Sukhatme, G. (2004) Autonomous deployment and repair of a sensor network using an unmanned aerial vehicle. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation.


We describe a sensor network deployment method using autonomous flying robots. Such networks are suitable for tasks such as large-scale environmental monitoring or for command and control in emergency situations. We describe in detail the algorithms used for deployment and for measuring network connectivity and provide experimental data we collected from field trials. A particular focus is on determining gaps in connectivity of the deployed network and generating a plan for a second, repair, pass to complete the connectivity. This project is the result of a collaboration between three robotics labs (CSIRO, USC, and Dartmouth.).

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ID Code: 32777
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: data mules, sensor networks
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Deposited On: 17 Jun 2010 06:35
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2010 12:27

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