Future Applications of UAV in Major Disaster based on Experience of Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Prof. Shigeru Shimamoto, Waseda University, Japan
The disaster on March 11th of 2011 raised many problems to be solved. New systems and schemes to effectively manage such situations are urgently needed. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) seem to be one the promising technologies to solve such issues, because they are portable, easy to lunch, inexpensive and not affected by damages of the ground infrastructure. Following a requirements analysis based on the damages of the earthquake especially for communication systems, concepts for future UAV-based communication systems to be deployed in such disasters will be presented.
SHIGERU SHIMAMOTO is Professor at the Waseda University, Japan. Dr. Shimamoto received his PhD from the Tohoku University in 1993. His current research includes studying and creating new communication schemes in order to make good use of new communication infrastructures. This includes mobile wireless communication, wireless optical communication, fixed wireless access, wireless LANs and modulation. In his current research project the aim is to unite all mentioned technologies into one software architecture.