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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2014 vol. 16)
ISSN: 1521-9615
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.
Emergency services, Computational modeling, Vehicles, Unmanned aerial vehicles, Land vehicles

P. J. Mosterman, D. E. Sanabria, E. Bilgin, K. Zhang and J. Zander, "A Heterogeneous Fleet of Vehicles for Automated Humanitarian Missions," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 90-95, 2014.
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