Design of an Autonomous Drone for Surveillance and Delivery Applications in Disaster Management
This paper presents the design of an Autonomous Drone for surveillance and delivery applications in areas struck
by a disaster such as an Earthquake or Flood. Drones could act as an important link in providing critical information to the
ground team enabling them to take action more efficiently and in a timely manner. The drone would be able to traverse
autonomously over a range of 5 km and could carry and deliver a payload weighing up to 5 kgs. The paper also compares
several path panning algorithms that could be used for deploying such drones.
Keywords - Drone, Autonomous, Path Planning, Disaster Management