Serverless protocols for inventory and tracking with a UAV

Collins Mtita, Maryline Laurent, Damien Sauveron, Raja Naeem Akram, Konstantinos Markantonakis, Serge Chaumette

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It is widely acknowledged that the proliferation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) may lead to serious concerns regarding avionics safety, particularly when end-users are not adhering to air safety regulations. There are, however, domains in which UAVs may help to increase the safety of airplanes and the management of flights and airport resources that often require substantial human resources. For instance, Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) has more than 7,000 staff and supports 30,000 direct jobs for more than 60 million passengers per year (as of 2016). Indeed, these new systems can be used beneficially for several purposes, even in sensitive areas like airports. Among the considered applications are those that suggest using UAVs to enhance safety of on-ground airplanes; for instance, by collecting (once the aircraft has landed) data recorded by different systems during the flight (like the sensors of the Aircraft Data Networks - ADN) or by examining the state of airplane structure. In this paper, our proposal is to use UAVs, under the control of the airport authorities, to inventory and track various tagged assets, such as luggage, supplies required for the flights, and maintenance tools. The aim of our proposal is to make airport management systems more efficient for operations requiring inventory and tracking, along with increasing safety (sensitive assets such as refueling tanks, or sensitive pieces of luggage can be tracked), thus raising financial profit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDigital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), 2017 IEEE/AIAA 36th
Place of PublicationSt. Petersburg, Florida, USA
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-0365-9
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0366-6
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2017
EventThe 36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference - St. Petersburg, United States
Duration: 17 Sept 201721 Sept 2017
Conference number: 36


ConferenceThe 36th IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference
Abbreviated titleDASC'17
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySt. Petersburg
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