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Featured article: DIMPL: a distributed in-memory drone flight path builder system

Drones are increasingly being used to perform risky and labor intensive aerial tasks cheaply and safely. To ensure operating costs are low and flights autonomous, their flight plans must be pre-built. In existing techniques drone flight paths are not automatically pre-calculated based on drone capabilities and terrain information. This paper presents details of an automated flight plan builder DIMPL that pre-builds flight plans for drones tasked with surveying a large area to take photographs of electric poles to identify ones with hazardous vegetation overgrowth.


  1. Content type: Research


    Authors: Nikolaos Konstantinou, Edward Abel, Luigi Bellomarini, Alex Bogatu, Cristina Civili, Endri Irfanie, Martin Koehler, Lacramioara Mazilu, Emanuel Sallinger, Alvaro A. A. Fernandes, Georg Gottlob, John A. Keane and Norman W. Paton

  1. Content type: Survey paper


    Authors: Chun-Wei Tsai, Chin-Feng Lai, Han-Chieh Chao and Athanasios V. Vasilakos

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