UAV formation with digital camera (i)
Chua, Jia Hao
Date of Issue2017-05-19
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) are becoming increasingly popular as being capable in performing a wide range of operations in adversarial environments. However, path planning has always been a crucial issue on the development of UAV. Therefore, it is imperative that path planning should be designed to create collision-free trajectories while achieving its objectives of manoeuvring through the space and navigating autonomously to its given goal point. This is exceptionally critical when flying operations are being performed within the airspace in Singapore. This report provides an overview of various commonly-used techniques and approaches for path planning based on the problems with different fields and properties. Recent developments and improvements on these techniques will be analysed and discussed to examine their respective impacts on the rise of UAV. The aim of this report is to find out the key aspects to achieve path planning, provide an insight of all the algorithms and understand the principal working principles of each algorithm. This will further be supported with recommendations and expectations for the future trends in this study field and additional features that would enhance the overall system.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University