Our paper entitled “Multi-objective drone path planning for search and rescue with quality-of-service requirements” is accepted for publication in Autonomous Robots.
In this paper, we incorporate communication into the multi-UAV path planning problem for search and rescue missions to enable dynamic task allocation via information dissemination. The mission tasks are defined as: search, inform, and monitor at the best possible link quality. Proposed strategies utilize information as soon as it becomes available to determine UAV tasks and can be tuned to prioritize certain tasks in relation to others. We illustrate that more tasks can be performed in the given mission time by efficient incorporation of communication in the path design.