Evaluation of the performance of an unmanned aerial vehicle with artificial intelligence support and Mavlink protocol designed for response to social incidents response

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Tören M., Mollahasanoğlu H., Çepni M., Kına M.

International Journal of Applied Mathematics Electronics and Computers, vol.11, no.2, pp.88-93, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


The unmanned aerial vehicle name is TOMHA, which was developed to be used in the response of social incidents, aims to support the operational activities of security forces in response to social incidents, to expand their domination areas, to detect incidents that may disturb social peace in advance and to provide rapid intervention with the new unmanned aerial vehicle technologies developed. The scope of the TOMHA system designed was kept comprehensive compared to other unmanned aerial vehicles and the scope includes intervention to social events, ordering in local administrations, defense, reconnaissance and attack activities in military operations, inspections arranged for public interest, AFAD and service areas, forest fires detection and intervention, and public order operations. This TOMHA is being developed using the Pixhawk flight control card and the jetson nano artificial intelligence card. In addition to these cards, it has the feature of manual or artificial intelligence supported autonomous flight thanks to GPS, telemetry, FPV transceiver module, camera systems and national software to be used. It is controlled through the controller using RC communication channel for manual use. TOMHA has a flight time of 13.6 minutes, a thrust of 4.45G and a speed of 78 km and a mileage of 4993 meters in optimum conditions. The findings obtained by the tests performed with the designed TOMHA prototype show similar results with the literature. Thanks to the national design, TOMHA stands out when it encounters other unmanned aerial vehicles. It is seen that the response of the system to the sudden changes caused by the maneuver movements in the simulation environment is very fast and it follows the changes.