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Title: Autonomous, collaborative, unmanned aerial vehicles for search and rescue
Author: Ambrose-Thurman, Andrew Michael Luke
ISNI:       0000 0004 5366 4409
Awarding Body: Durham University
Current Institution: Durham University
Date of Award: 2014
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Search and Rescue is a vitally important subject, and one which can be improved through the use of modern technology. This work presents a number of advances aimed towards the creation of a swarm of autonomous, collaborative, unmanned aerial vehicles for land-based search and rescue. The main advances are the development of a diffusion based search strategy for route planning, research into GPS (including the Durham Tracker Project and statistical research into altitude errors), and the creation of a relative positioning system (including discussion of the errors caused by fast-moving units). Overviews are also given of the current state of research into both UAVs and Search and Rescue.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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