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Cooperative Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles for Landmine Detection

Moustafa M. Kurdi 1, Alex K. Dadykin 2, Imad A. Elzein 3, and Ali K. Ibrahim 2
1. American University of Technology, Beirut, Lebanon
2. Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus
3. International University in Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Abstract—The unmanned aerial vehicle used in this research is multi-functional quadcopter with infrared camera and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). The unmanned aerial vehicle detects the landmines using infrared camera and GPR; maps a pin in digital map for future use by ground vehicle. The ground vehicle used in this research is Belarus132N mobile robot. It has the following onboard sensors: stereo pair camera, GPS, and image processing system. The ground vehicle will use onboard sensors: stereo pair camera, GPS and the map provided by the quadcopter to traverse the region, and locate the mapped landmines. The base station consists of a laptop that provides a communication link between the aerial and ground vehicle systems and for saving information from any destruction. This proposed system will demonstrate how an air-ground vehicle system use to cooperatively detect, locate and traverse of landmines.

Index Terms—ground penetrating radar, multi-functional mobile robot, quadcopter mobile robot demining robots, thermography image

Cite: Moustafa M. Kurdi, Alex K. Dadykin, Imad A. Elzein, and Ali K. Ibrahim, "Cooperative Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles for Landmine Detection," International Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering & Telecommunications,  Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 194-198, July 2019. Doi: 10.18178/ijeetc.8.4.194-198