Drone configuration for seaside rescue missions
Tutor / director / evaluatorPastor Llorens, Enric
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
The project is based on creating a first aid tool to perform a coastline rescue with an unmanned. The System is formed by a ground segment, where the ground station will be placed and an air segment, where the unmanned vehicle, equipped with all the necessary extra devices to perform the mission will be found. For notices of possible drownings, the ground station will receive notifications that users will publish using a Mobile application. This app will allow users to capture images of the victim location and push them to the server, which will re-direct the information to the station covering that location. The operator will be responsible of starting the mission. This operation will follow a pre- established route, generated by the processor, according to the requests of the operator. To generate the mentioned routes, first, will be necessary to create an operating model suitable for the location of the mission, this model will be defined with an extended markup language file. The mission is made up of different stages, similarly to the civil operations. The scan and launch phase stand out among the all steps. In these both paths the vehicle will scan the are to find the victim and deploy the floater once the victim is found. The vehicle control is done via a visual interface and communication with the air segment will be established by radio. In case of failure, the system will have 4G coverage to continue the operation. The unmanned aircraft is in charge of performing the mission (controlled by the operator). To operate the mission autonomously, the unmanned vehicle is equipped with an autopilot system, which will perform the flight plans uploaded by the processor. In addition of the radio communication and the autopilot, the vehicle will be equipped with one floater, which will be deployed to give support to the victim. If during the mission, some kind of problem arises, the operator may request an emergency recovery sequence. Otherwise, in case that everything is working perfectly the platform will be recovered tracing back its previous steps or in a direct recover if the battery level starts to be critical.