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R. La Scalea et al., "Opportunities for autonomous UAV in harsh environments," 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Oulu, Finland, 2019, pp. 227-232, doi: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877114

Opportunities for autonomous UAV in harsh environments

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Author: La Scalea, R.1; Rodrigues, M.1; Osorio, D. P. M.2;
Organizations: 1ICMC, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil
2Department of Electrical Engineering, Federal University of São Carlos, São Carlos, Brazil
36G Flagship, University of Oulu, Finland
4Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil
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Version: accepted version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2019
Publish Date: 2020-06-16


This paper describes the challenges raised from the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) on the exploration of inhospitable places that present limitations and risks to humans; for instance, we describe the case of cave exploration. UAVs have emerged as an attractive alternative for performing this task in a safety and reliable manner. However, challenges regarding control management, accurate positioning and navigation, and reliable wireless connectivity need to be addressed in order to achieve effective solutions. Herein, we address those challenges and present possible solutions for enabling the use of UAVs in harsh environments.

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Series: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
ISSN: 2154-0217
ISSN-E: 2154-0225
ISSN-L: 2154-0217
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2527-5
ISBN Print: 978-1-7281-2528-2
Pages: 227 - 232
DOI: 10.1109/ISWCS.2019.8877114
Host publication: 2019 16th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS) 27-30 August 2019 Oulu, Finland
Conference: International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
Funding: This work was partially supported by the Coordenacão de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior - Brasil (CAPES) - Finance Code 001, the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) - Proc. Nº 2017/20990-6, and by Academy of Finland 6Genesis Flagship (Grant no. 318927), Aka Project EEIoT (Grant no. 319008).
Academy of Finland Grant Number: 318927
Detailed Information: 318927 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
319008 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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