Mission Automation for Drone Inspection in Congested Environments

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This paper describes work in pursuit of pilot-only operation of a drone for inspection tasks in congested environments. In particular, the work focusses on the automation of mission-planning, monitoring and execution on the ground control station, reducing the need for additional personnel in support of the pilot. Geographic Information Systems are used for planning and behaviour trees for automated execution. Results of initial flight trials at the Clifton Suspension Bridge are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch, Education and Development of Unmanned Aerial Systems (RED-UAS)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-6600-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-6601-8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019


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