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UAV Routing Algorithm for Sea Based Surveillance

Kumar, Prashanth (2014) UAV Routing Algorithm for Sea Based Surveillance. Masters thesis, Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal.

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Abstract

UAV route planning for sea based surveillance deals with two major problems of maritime surveillance. These are bearing only tracking and finding optimized route for surveillance. Naval Combat Management Systems contains many modules such as Network Centric warfare module, Communications Module, Navigational Module, Sensor Grids, weapons grid, Engagement Grid etc. The communication module contains one of the important problems of naval combat management systems as widely recognized as the Navigation Module where in identify and track pirate/Unidentified ships in the sea/ocean. Passive radars are also a part of Combat Management System. These radars are designed to receive any electromagnetic signals from third party transmitters. So the output of these kind of receivers is just the bearing angle. In this project an application is developed to find the position of unidentified object by using bearing angle. This project highlights the use of STK libraries as a COTS solution to modern and complicated problems related to geometrical and navigation. The other problem concerned in this project is UAV route planning. The first part of this project results a set of approximate coordinates of unidentified ships, using those positions the software plans an UAV surveillance mission. To conduct any surveillance mission an optimized route for the surveillance platform is very important. Clusterization techniques are used to make surveillance more economical. Nearest neighbour approach technique is used to find the optimistic route over the clusters. The results obtained from the bearing tracking has considerable accuracy. In this particular project it is assumed that the unidentified ships are stationary, this may not be the practical case. The reason for this limitation is explained in future scope.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Instrumentation and Control
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 10:48
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2014 10:48
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141064

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