“Multiple UAVs for Mapping: A Review of Basic Modeling, Simulation, and Applications,” written by Tarek I. Zohdi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, was published in Annual Review of Environment and Resources (Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 2018. 43:523-43).
The goal of this article is to provide an introduction to basic modeling and simulation techniques for multiple interacting unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), called swarms, for applications in mapping. The target audience is senior students and young scientists. This review will serve to inform, orient, and direct someone already educated in environmental science but unaware of multiple-UAV interaction models.
Sponsored by the PEER Transportation Systems Research Program (TSRP), this project is described in a PEER Research Project Highlight “Swarm-Enabled Infrastructure Mapping for Rapid Damage Assessment Following Earthquakes”