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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1939–1946, 2017

Special issue: The use of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) in monitoring...

Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 17, 1939–1946, 2017

Brief communication 15 Nov 2017

Brief communication | 15 Nov 2017

Brief communication: Vehicle routing problem and UAV application in the post-earthquake scenario

Marco Cannioto et al.

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Immediately after an earthquake it is crucial to perform the fastest recognition of the damaged area to rescue as much people is possible and to assess and map the damage scenario. We apply the vehicle routing problem (VRP) to a fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to find the shortest routes and the best take-off sites. The simulation, performed with different autonomy ranges, is carried out in the town of Acireale (Italy), where a real-time accelerometric network has been installed.
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