Investigation Into Constructing An Effective Disaster Relief Network Using Small Drones
Autonomous navigation of a Drone and innovation of a sensor module made a sensor network possible. Since people cannot
control the practice of the Drone, GPS-based autonomous navigation that allows the Drone to make it to its destination is
being constructed. For the drone at its destination to drop a sensor module itself and remain still to obtain information of the
destination with the sensor module, the battery consumption should be minimized to extend the range of activities. Utilizing
a short-distance network between the drone and sensor module, a wireless sensor network between the sensor module and
Drone that is able to return to the starting point with the extracted data from sensor module will be implemented. This
research on the embodiment of autonomous navigation and sensor network was tested and verified through experiments.
This article can be applied to information acquisition of disaster, discovery and battle areas where neither humans nor ground
robots can approach.