Research Papers


A Framework for Autonomous and Continuous Aerial Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Operations

Contributing USMA Research Unit(s)

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Robotics Research Center

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 5-17-2016


We propose a framework for intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance using an aerial vehicle with multiple sensor payloads to provide autonomous and continuous security operations at a fixed location. A control scheme and a graphical user interface between the vehicle and operator is strictly mandated for tasks requiring remote and unattended inspection. By leveraging existing navigation and path planning algorithms, the system can autonomously patrol large areas, automatically recharge when required, and relay on-demand data back to the user. This paper presents recent validation results of the system and its sensors using the proposed framework.

USMA Center/Institute Affiliation

Robotics Research Center

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