Uav Swarm Management System
The article presents the UAV swarm management system which allow to simulate and control via graphical user interface swarm of UAVs. The main advantages of the system are: speed, no need to restock the UAV, elimination of the problem of transport spare batteries or fuel. Prepar3D is a simulation environment implemented by Lockheed Martin which provides a high degree of realism, and is capable of simulating flying, floating and ground-based objects. Therefore it is possible to research the behavior of various types of swarm. Increasing the number of vehicles in the swarm increases the number of turns on the route, however it allows for faster testing of the areas. As one of the advantages of the presented approach it can be mentioned the fact that for all studied situations, including parameter sets and the number of vehicles, in all cases swarm managed to examine the entire area. The selection of the appropriate parameters provides a better route for the coverage of area with photographs and allow to complete the mission faster. A system of this type could be used in reconnaissance missions or searching for people missing in uninhabited regions, or for example extensive research of infrastructure.
Index Terms- swarm management, augmented reality, control algorithms, UAV, PSO.