E.Pantelej, N.Gusev, G.Voshchuk and A.Zhelonkin. Automated Field Monitoring by a Group of Light Aircraft-Type UAVs // Abraham, A., Kovalev, S., Tarassov, V., Snasel, V., Sukhanov, A. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd International Scientific Conference «Intelligent Information Technologies for Industry», September 17-21, 2018, Sochi, Russia. Volume 2. – Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Series Volume 875.  Springer, Switzerland. – P. 350-358. ISBN 978-3-030-01821-4. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01821-4.

This paper provides an overview of some existing methods of Earth remote sensing (ERS) using for agricultural needs. Special emphasis is placed on sensing with the help of UAVs. The paper describes the developed software and hardware complex for an aircraft-type UAV group. The proposed solution significantly increases the operating time and automates the process of monitoring agricultural areas. In addition, legislative restrictions on the use of UAVs are considered.

Petr Skobelev, Denis Budaev, Aleksey Brankovsky, Georgy Voschuk. Multi-agent tasks scheduling and control for coordinated actions of unmanned aerial vehicles acting in group // International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics. – WIT Press, vol. 13(2018), no. 1. – pp. 39-45. DOI 10.2495/DNE-V13-N1-39-45.

This paper discusses hardware and software prototype of multi-agent system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) group action planning. We describe the approach for system implementation as a whole and software agents within the system. The aim of current and future developments is creation of complex scientific and technical solutions for coordinated planning and actions management of heterogeneous UAV groups in real time.

Petr Skobelev, Denis Budaev, Nikolay Gusev, Georgy Voschuk. Designing Multi-Agent Swarm of UAV for Precise Agriculture // J. Bajo et al. (Eds.): The PAAMS Collection, International Workshops of PAAMS 2018, Toledo, Spain, June 20–22, 2018. – Highlights of Practical Applications of Agents, Multi-Agent Systems, and Complexity. CCIS 887. – Spinger, Switzerland. – P. 47-59. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94779-2_5.

The paper proposes multi-agent technology and a prototype system with togetheracting UAVs for joint survey missions. The prototype makes it possible to connect UAVs in a united swarm, proposes coordinated flight plans and adaptively re-configures plans due to disruptive events. The approach to organization of program agents within a prototype subsystem is described. A series of simulation experiments and several flight tests were conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the distributed scheduling mechanism. The aim of the current and future developments is creation of complex solutions for coordinated management of UAVs for precise agriculture.