A small UAV for immediate hazard map generation

Rui Hirokawa*, Daisuke Kubo, Shinji Suzuki, Jun Ichi Meguro, Taro Suzuki

*Corresponding author for this work

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An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system providing quick response imagery for natural disaster assessment was developed. A prototype UAV and on-board software using a GPS navigation system were developed for this purpose. The flight performance was evaluated by 6DOF simulations and rigorous flight tests. In the proposed system, collected images by an on-board digital camera is transmitted in real-time to a spatial temporal GIS to share the information. The usability of the small UAV system was qualified by a flight experiment in a city-wide emergency evacuation drill.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference - Rohnert Park, CA, United States
Duration: 2007 May 72007 May 10


Other2007 AIAA InfoTech at Aerospace Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityRohnert Park, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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