A UAV based system for real time flash flood monitoring in desert environments using Lagrangian microsensors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/564709
Title:
A UAV based system for real time flash flood monitoring in desert environments using Lagrangian microsensors
Authors:
Abdelkader, Mohamed ( 0000-0002-7099-9214 ) ; Shaqura, Mohammad; Claudel, Christian G. ( 0000-0003-0702-6548 ) ; Gueaieb, Wail
Abstract:
Floods are the most common natural disasters, causing thousands of casualties every year in the world. In particular, flash flood events are particularly deadly because of the short timescales on which they occur. Most casualties could be avoided with advance warning, for which real time monitoring is critical. While satellite-based high resolution weather forecasts can help predict floods to a certain extent, they are not reliable enough, as flood models depend on a large number of parameters that cannot be estimated beforehand. In this article, we present a novel flood sensing architecture to monitor large scale desert hydrological basins surrounding metropolitan areas, based on unmanned air vehicles. The system relies on Lagrangian (mobile) microsensors, that are released by a swarm of UAVs. A preliminary testbed implementing this technology is briefly described, and future research directions and problems are discussed. © 2013 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Mechanical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Electrical Engineering Program; Distributed Sensing Systems Laboratory (DSS)
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)
Conference/Event name:
2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2013
Issue Date:
May-2013
DOI:
10.1109/ICUAS.2013.6564670
Type:
Conference Paper
ISBN:
9781479908172
Appears in Collections:
Conference Papers; Electrical Engineering Program; Mechanical Engineering Program; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorAbdelkader, Mohameden
dc.contributor.authorShaqura, Mohammaden
dc.contributor.authorClaudel, Christian G.en
dc.contributor.authorGueaieb, Wailen
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-04T07:13:15Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-04T07:13:15Zen
dc.date.issued2013-05en
dc.identifier.isbn9781479908172en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/ICUAS.2013.6564670en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564709en
dc.description.abstractFloods are the most common natural disasters, causing thousands of casualties every year in the world. In particular, flash flood events are particularly deadly because of the short timescales on which they occur. Most casualties could be avoided with advance warning, for which real time monitoring is critical. While satellite-based high resolution weather forecasts can help predict floods to a certain extent, they are not reliable enough, as flood models depend on a large number of parameters that cannot be estimated beforehand. In this article, we present a novel flood sensing architecture to monitor large scale desert hydrological basins surrounding metropolitan areas, based on unmanned air vehicles. The system relies on Lagrangian (mobile) microsensors, that are released by a swarm of UAVs. A preliminary testbed implementing this technology is briefly described, and future research directions and problems are discussed. © 2013 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.titleA UAV based system for real time flash flood monitoring in desert environments using Lagrangian microsensorsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.contributor.departmentDistributed Sensing Systems Laboratory (DSS)en
dc.identifier.journal2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS)en
dc.conference.date28 May 2013 through 28 May 2013en
dc.conference.name2013 International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, ICUAS 2013en
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, GAen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Canadaen
kaust.authorClaudel, Christian G.en
kaust.authorAbdelkader, Mohameden
kaust.authorShaqura, Mohammaden
kaust.authorGueaieb, Wailen
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