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A Heterogeneous Fleet of Vehicles for Automated Humanitarian Missions
May-June 2014 (vol. 16 no. 3)
pp. 90-95
David Escobar Sanabria, University of Minnesota
Enes Bilgin, Boston University
Kun Zhang, University of Arizona
Justyna Zander, MathWorks
An automated emergency response system and an experimental framework for its design and validation are presented here. The system consists of a high-level mission optimization and a fleet of heterogeneous autonomous vehicles. The fleet includes ground vehicles for setting up local stations, fixed-wing aircraft for assessing infrastructure damage and performing surveillance, and rotorcraft for delivering emergency supplies. Internet technology provides a unifying environment for the vehicles, optimization module, operators, and emergency responders with support for computational integration in cyberspace.
Index Terms:
Emergency services,Computational modeling,Vehicles,Unmanned aerial vehicles,Land vehicles,scientific computing,humanitarian,cyber-physical systems,operations,virtual integration,modeling,simulation,wireless control,model-based design,visualization
Citation:
Pieter J. Mosterman, David Escobar Sanabria, Enes Bilgin, Kun Zhang, Justyna Zander, "A Heterogeneous Fleet of Vehicles for Automated Humanitarian Missions," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 90-95, May-June 2014, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2014.58
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