Unmanned aerial vehicle based missing people detection system employing phased array antenna

Hikari Inata, Sotheara Say, Taisuke Ando, Jiang Liu, Shigeru Shimamoto

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose a system for detection of the missing people employing UAV which is able to move quickly and has a wide view from the air in the disaster area. However, an airplane type UAV does not always have a stable flight due to strong wind, rolling, and pitching. In order to detect and to respond the missing people promptly using the UAV, we propose the system which uses a phased array antenna and an angle detector. To implement the system, we assemble the phased array antenna and carry out an experiment to measure the characteristics of directivity, the directivity control characteristics, the return loss of the antenna, and the received power level to compare using and not using the phased array antenna in terms of efficiency and functionality. The experiment results show that the proposed system increase the received power level by adjusting the directivity of the antennas with short delay time. The results also confirm that the proposed system is practical in decreasing victims of disasters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2016-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781467398145
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 12
Event2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016 - Doha, Qatar
Duration: 2016 Apr 32016 Apr 7

Other

Other2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016
CountryQatar
CityDoha
Period16/4/316/4/7

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Keywords

  • Array Antenna
  • Directivity
  • Disaster
  • Linear Array Antenna
  • Phase Shifter
  • Phased Array Antenna
  • Received Power
  • Return Loss
  • UAV(Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Inata, H., Say, S., Ando, T., Liu, J., & Shimamoto, S. (2016). Unmanned aerial vehicle based missing people detection system employing phased array antenna. In 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, WCNC 2016 (Vol. 2016-September). [7564674] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCNC.2016.7564674