Evercopter: Continuous and adaptive over-the-air sensing with detachable wired flying objects

Yutaro Kyono, Tomotaka Ito, Takuro Yonezawa, Jin Nakazawa, Hiroki Nozaki, Kazunori Takashio, Masaki Ogawa

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Abstract

The paper proposes EverCopter, which provides continuous and adaptive over-the-air sensing with detachable wired flying objects. While a major advantage of sensing systems with battery-operated MAVs is a wide sensing coverage, sensing time is limited due to its limited amount of energy. We propose dynamically rechargeable flying objects, called EverCopter. EverCopter achieves both long sensing time and wide sensing coverage by the following two characteristics. First, multiple EverCopters can be tied in a row by power supply cables. Since the root EverCopter in a row is connected to DC power supply on the ground, each EverCopter can fly without battery. This makes their sensing time forever, unless the power supply on the ground fails. Second, the leaf EverCopter can detach itself from the row in order to enjoy wider sensing coverage. An EverCopter, while it is detached, runs with its own battery-supplied energy. When the remaining energy becomes low, it flies back to the row to recharge the battery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing
Pages299-302
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 15
Event2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: 2013 Sep 82013 Sep 12

Publication series

NameUbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing

Other

Other2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing, UbiComp 2013
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period13/9/813/9/12

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Keywords

  • Flying objects
  • Mav
  • Over-the-air sensing
  • Wired flying

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

Cite this

Kyono, Y., Ito, T., Yonezawa, T., Nakazawa, J., Nozaki, H., Takashio, K., & Ogawa, M. (2013). Evercopter: Continuous and adaptive over-the-air sensing with detachable wired flying objects. In UbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (pp. 299-302). (UbiComp 2013 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 2013 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing). https://doi.org/10.1145/2494091.2494183