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Title: Boustrophedon coverage path planning for UAV aerial surveys in wind
Authors: Coombes, Matthew
Chen, Wen-Hua
Liu, Cunjia
Keywords: Coverage path planning
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation: COOMBES, M., CHEN, W-H. and LIU, C., 2017. Boustrophedon coverage path planning for UAV aerial surveys in wind. Presented at the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS'17), Miami, FL, 13-16 June, pp. 1563-1571.
Abstract: © 2017 IEEE. In the quickly developing world of precision agriculture UAV remote sensing, there is a need for a greater understanding of winds effect on fixed wing aerial surveying, as this is missing from current literature. This paper presents a method to define and calculate flight times in a Boustrophedon aerial survey coverage path in wind, for a given convex polygon, at a given sweep angle. It is shown that there exists no easy way to define a sweep angle relative to the wind that minimises flight time. This method is validated by comparing the numerical simulated path and times with a number of surveys run in the high fidelity X-Plane simulator.
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Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991469
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28039
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1109/ICUAS.2017.7991469
ISBN: 9781509044948
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering)

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