Drone delivery network: optimized deployment of charging stations in Chicago.
CovenanteeIllinois Institute of Technology
Document typeMaster thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
Drone technology opens a world of new possibilities in various fields and is regarded to have a meaningful economic and social impact in the following years. In conjunction with the steady growth of e-commerce, it changes how the economy has been working and will reshape the city’s landscapes. This research tackles one of the biggest challenges that the drone delivery network has to face to be efficient in urban environments; the placement and technical characteristics of the charging stations. Besides, it provides delivery times of the proposed solution, economic viability, comparison with other transport alternatives, and environmental impact
SubjectsBattery charging stations (Electric vehicles) -- Chicago (Ill.) -- Planning, Physical distribution of goods -- Chicago (Ill.) -- Equipment and supplies, Drone aircraft -- Batteries, Estacions de càrrega (Vehicles elèctrics) -- Chicago (Illinois) -- Planificació, Distribució de mercaderies -- Chicago (Illinois) -- Aparells i instruments, Avions no tripulats -- Bateries
DegreeMÀSTER UNIVERSITARI EN ENGINYERIA INDUSTRIAL (Pla 2014)