Authors S.G. Tsarichenko, N.S. Rodichenko
Month, Year 01, 2015 @en
Index UDC 623.746.-519
Abstract Exploitation of modern reconnaissance means like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by first-echelon squads is becoming a more relevant topic nowadays. Despite the drastic development of the UAV area their mass deployment is hindered due to many factors, including (but not limited to) a prolonged training process of UAV operators, and the high price of such systems. In this work we consider the main aspects of building a mini-UAV system for deployment during fire and rescue missions in high-risk environments. We show the possibility of creating an extensible and reliable system for use in modern and prospective complexes with mini-UAVs of multicopter type. We consider the aspects of designing automatic control and inertial navigation sub-systems, remote control of UAVs, and modes of autonomous behavior. Due to potential utilization of systems in emergency situations we separately discuss failsafe systems – both during pre-flight setup, and in-flight. We also touch on topics of creating an information system for processing on-line flight data and decision-making support. As a bottom-line to the paper we describe methods used to prepare the UAV system for mass production and deployment by increasing its modularity (on both hardware and software levels) and simplifying the assembly process.

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Keywords Unmanned aerial vehicles; automatic control system; inertial navigation system; mass production; redundancy.
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