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Author: Evers, L. · Barros, A.I. · Monsuur, H. · Wagelmans, A.P.M.
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Place: Den Haag
Source:Oonincx, P.J.Wal, A.J. van der, Optimal Deployment of Military Systems : Technologies for Military Missions in the Next Decade, 159-178
NLARMS - Netherlands Annual Review of Military Studies
Identifier: 514046
ISBN: 978-90-6704-347-2
Keywords: Operations Research · UAV · Surveillance · Real time · Mission planning · Operations Research · Planning problems · Orienteering Problem · Optimization techniques · Defence Research · Defence, Safety and Security · Resilient Organisations ; Physics & Electronics · MO - Military Operations ; DSS - Distributed Sensor Systems · ELSS - Earth, Life and Social Sciences ; TS - Technical Sciences


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become an essential asset for military and law enforcement operations. In particular their use for surveillance and reconnaissance tasks has been growing due to the quick developments in the areal systems themselves, sensor technology, and image processing techniques that enable near-realtime acquisition of information about activities and/or emergent situations in areas of interest. However, collecting information from all the required locations often is not possible due to the endurance of the UAV. This chapter will address the online UAV planning problem wherein operators have to plan UAV missions in the most efficient way based on available information on the performance of the UAV and additional requests for information