A star search algorithm for civil UAV path planning with 3G communication

Fan Hsun Tseng, Tsung Ta Liang, Cho Hsuan Lee, Li Der Chou, Han Chieh Chao

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Abstract

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has been widely applied to various applications, such as the enemy investigation in war, image transmission of military usage by satellite, and the transmission of control signal and image through radio frequency. The civilian UAV typically uses satellite, Global Positioning System (GPS), Wi-Fi or the third generation of mobile phone mobile communications technology (3G) for communications. However, the transmission range limits the data transmission of civilian UAV. In this paper, we utilize the 3G communications and consider the signal quality of Base Stations (BSs) for path planning. We adopt the well-known A Star search algorithm to prevent the dead end of signal during flight, and plan the better flight path for civil UAV. The simulation results show that our proposed method acquires the 2.44 times better communication quality and routes with the 1.56 times longer flight only.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2014 10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014
EditorsJunzo Watada, Akinori Ito, Jeng-Shyang Pan, Han-Chieh Chao, Chien-Ming Chen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages942-945
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953905
DOIs
StatePublished - 24 Dec 2014
Event10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014 - Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 27 Aug 201429 Aug 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2014 10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, IIH-MSP 2014
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKitakyushu
Period27/08/1429/08/14

Keywords

  • 3G Communication
  • A Star Algorithm
  • Civil UAV
  • Path Planning
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

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