Bio-inspired plume tracking algorithm for UAVS

Montes, Glen, Letheren, Ben, Villa, Tommaso, & Gonzalez, Felipe (2014) Bio-inspired plume tracking algorithm for UAVS. In ACRA 2014 Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation, 2-4 December 2014, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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There is an increased interest on the use of UAVs for environmental research and to track bush fire plumes, volcanic plumes or pollutant sources. The aim of this paper is to describe the theory and results of a bio-inspired plume tracking algorithm. A memory based and gradient based approach, were developed and compared. A method for generating sparse plumes was also developed. Results indicate the ability of the algorithms to track plumes in 2D and 3D.

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ID Code: 81610
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Bio-inspired, Plume Tracking, UAV, Air quality, Greenhouse emissions, Biologically inspired
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Control Systems Robotics and Automation (090602)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Research Centre for Aerospace Automation
Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 04 Feb 2015 23:14
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2015 03:32

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