Award Date

5-1-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Computer Science

Department

Computer Science

First Committee Member

Ju-Yeon Jo

Second Committee Member

Yoohwan Kim

Third Committee Member

Ajoy K. Datta

Fourth Committee Member

Venkatesan Muthukumar

Number of Pages

70

Abstract

An Unmanned Aircraft System(UAS) is an aircraft without human pilot onboard. They can be controlled remotely from a ground control station (GCS) or can fly autonomously based on pre-programmed flight plans. Tracking and monitoring these UASs activities in the National Airspace System (NAS) is one of the major challenges related to UAS. This system tracks a set of UASs at a given point of time based on the user-submitted tracking information. This thesis presents the basic knowledge of UAS, types of UAS, advantages, and challenges with UASs. The implemented Android application allows the users to submit the observed UAS information to a tracking database server by taking a picture of the UAS. The monitoring system is implemented in Android for retrieving and displaying the UAS activity data from the database server. This system is expected to promote safer airspace by providing the UAS activity information to manned aircraft pilots and other UAS operators to avoid collision.

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Language

English


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