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Schmittle, Matt, Lukina, Anna, Vacek, Lukas, Das, Jnaneshwar, Buskirk, Christopher P., Rees, Stephen, Sztipanovits, Janos, Grosu, Radu, Kumar, Vijay.  2018.  OpenUAV: A UAV Testbed for the CPS and Robotics Community. Proceedings of the 9th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems. :130–139.

Multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have grown in popularity for research and education, overcoming challenges associated with fixed wing and ground robots. Unfortunately, extensive physical testing can be expensive and time consuming because of short flight times due to battery constraints and safety precautions. Simulation tools offer a low barrier to entry and enable testing and validation before field trials. However, most of the well-known simulators today have a high barrier to entry due to the need for powerful computers and the time required for initial set up. In this paper, we present OpenUAV, an open source test bed for UAV education and research that overcomes these barriers. We leverage the Containers as a Service (CaaS) technology to enable students and researchers carry out simulations on the cloud. We have based our framework on open-source tools including ROS, Gazebo, Docker, PX4, and Ansible, we designed the simulation framework so that it has no special hardware requirements. Two use-cases are presented. First, we show how a UAV can navigate around obstacles, and second, we test a multi-UAV swarm formation algorithm. To our knowledge, this is the first open-source, cloud-enabled testbed for UAVs. The code is available on GitHub:

Leung, Tszhim J, Rife, Jason.  2017.  Refining fault trees using aviation definitions for consequence severity. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine. 32:4–14.
Tamrazian, Arbi, Qian, Zhen, Rajagopal, Ram.  2015.  Where Is My Parking Spot? Online and Offline Prediction of Time-Varying Parking Occupancy Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. :77–85.
Chen, Xiao, Qian, Zhen, Rajagopal, Ram, Stiers, Todd, Flores, Christopher, Kavaler, Robert, Williams III, Floyd.  2016.  Parking Sensing and Information System: Sensors, Deployment, and Evaluation. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board. :81–89.
B. Noroozi, B. I. Morshed.  2017.  PSC Optimization of 13.56-MHz Resistive Wireless Analog Passive Sensors. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 65:3548-3555.
B. I. Morshed.  2017.  Impedance phlebography based pulse sensing using inductively-coupled inkjet-printed WRAP sensor. 2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting (USNC-URSI NRSM). :1-2.
Shang-Li Wu, Homayoon Kazerooni.  2017.  Biomechanical Design of a Mechanical Exoskeleton Knee. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems.
Baranwal, Mayank, Salapaka, Srinivasa M.  2017.  Clustering of power networks: An information-theoretic perspective. American Control Conference (ACC), 2017. :3323–3328.