Greater Autonomy for RPAs Using Solar Panels and Taking Advantage of Rising Winds Through the Algorithm

  • Leandro Diniz de Jesus
  • Felix Mora-Camino
  • Luciano V. Ribeiro
  • Hildebrando Ferreira de Castro Filho
  • Alexandre C. B. RamosEmail author
  • José Renato Garcia Braga
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 800)


In countries with very extensive territory, such as Brazil, we have some problems such as monitoring the deforestation of the Amazon forest or monitoring the country’s border. A solution to lower the cost of this monitoring would be the use of RPAs (remotely piloted aircraft), but the batteries still have very low autonomy, thus failing to cover a large area. To try to solve this problem, the idea is to take advantage of the solar rays, using solar plates to recharge the battery during the flight and using the benefits of the upward currents where they can be used to save the battery, limiting the use of the motors to onlu in the most necessary parts of the flight.


Solar planels Batteries Autonomy Upward Algorithm 



This work is supported by CAPES (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leandro Diniz de Jesus
    • 1
  • Felix Mora-Camino
    • 2
  • Luciano V. Ribeiro
    • 1
  • Hildebrando Ferreira de Castro Filho
    • 3
  • Alexandre C. B. Ramos
    • 1
    Email author
  • José Renato Garcia Braga
    • 4
  1. 1.Federal University of Itajuba (UNIFEI)ItajubáBrazil
  2. 2.Federal Fluminense University (UFF)Rio das OstrasBrazil
  3. 3.Aeronautical Institute of TechnologySão José dos CamposBrazil
  4. 4.Nacional Research Institute (INPE)São José dos CamposBrazil

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