Available 01.01.2013 to 30.06.2015
Sponsored by Lakeside Labs GmbH
Cooperation(s) http://uav.lakeside-labs.com/partners/
Contact Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Bernhard Rinner
Phone +043 (0)463 2700 3670
Fax +43 (0)463 2700 3679
Employees Dr. Saeed Yahyanejad

Dr. Vladimir Vukadinovic

Dipl.-Ing. Torsten Andre

M.Sc. Asif Khan

M.Sc. Samira Hayat

M.Sc. Raheeb Muzaffar

Dipl.-Ing. Jürgen Scherer

Description Self-organizing Intelligent Networks of UAVS (SINUS)Autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are used with increasing interest in civil and commercial applications and by the scientific research community. Small-scale multicopters are of the particular interest due to their ease of deployment, high maneuverability, and low costs. Recently, research and development effort has shifted towards using teams of UAVs for monitoring, surveillance, or disaster assistance, to name a few applications. However, the design principles of such a multi-UAV system still need intensive investigations and remain an open research problem.

We can abstract a multi-UAV system by four key components: (i) the multiple UAV platforms, (ii) the sensing component which analyzes the captured data, (iii) the aerial network which provides wireless networking functionality among the UAVs and the ground station, and (iv) the coordination component which organizes the individual tasks of the UAVs to achieve a common mission goal. The SINUS project focuses on the integration of these components and their interaction to effectively close the sensing-networking-acting loop within the multi-UAV system. Such a tight integration is necessary for deploying self-organizing UAVs in dynamic and partly unknown environments.

Project goals:

  • Reliable Aerial Networking for Robust Multimedia Streaming
  • Distributed Coordination of UAV Movement and Task Execution
  • System Integration