Icarus: An Android-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Search and Rescue Eye in the Sky

  • Manuel Luis Concha Delos Santos Asian Institute of Computer Studies
  • Jerum B. Dasalla Philippine State College of Aeronautics, Philippines http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8999-9900
  • Jomar C. Feliciano Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Philippines
  • Dustin Red B. Cabatay Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Philippines

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to develop an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using a quadcopter with the capability of video surveillance, map coordinates, a deployable parachute with a medicine kit or a food pack as a payload, a collision warning system, remotely controlled, integrated with an android application to assist in search and rescue operations.

Method – Applied research for the development of the functional prototype, quantitative and descriptive statistics to summarize data by describing the relationship between variables in a sample or population (Kaur et al., 2018). The quadcopter underwent an evaluation using a survey instrument to test its acceptability using predefined variables to select respondents within Caloocan City and Quezon City, Philippines.  

Results – Demographic profiles and known issues and concerns were answered by 30 respondents. The results were summarized and distributed in Tables 1 and 2.

Discussion - In terms of demographic profiles, the number of SAR operators within the specified areas is distributed equally, most are male, single, and within the age bracket of 31 and above. In issues and concerns, the most common type of search and rescue was ground search and rescue. Human error is the primary cause of most injuries in operating units. The prototype was useful and everyone agreed, in terms of acceptability, drone technology will improve search and rescue operations.

Conclusion – The innovative way of utilizing Android and drone technology is a new step towards the improvement of SAR operations in the Philippines.

Recommendations – The LiPo battery must be replaced with a higher capacity and the drone operator should undergo a training course and secure a permit from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

Social Implication - Some people are scared of drones due to privacy issues and fears that they could be used to spy against them.

Author Biographies

Jerum B. Dasalla, Philippine State College of Aeronautics, Philippines

Dr. Jerum B Dasalla obtains his Bachelor of Science Major in Computer Science from the Emilio Aguinaldo College, Manila, a Master of Education in Aeronautical Management at the Philippine State College of Aeronautics, and a master’s in information technology and a Doctor of Information Technology taken both from AMA University, Quezon City. He is the current On-the-Job Training Coordinator of the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Information Technology and Bachelor of Science in Aviation Information System degree programs at the Philippine State College of Aeronautics (PhilSCA), Pasay City.

Jomar C. Feliciano, Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Philippines

Jomar C. Feliciano is a Computer Science graduate with a strong inclination towards research and robotics, combining his knowledge and expertise. He currently leads as the President of Ocean Hive PH (oceanhiveph.com), a thriving start-up specializing in mobile and web development in Cebu City, Philippines.

Dustin Red B. Cabatay, Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Philippines

Dustin Red B. Cabatay is a talented Software Engineer who finished a bachelor’s degree in computer science and has a deep passion for innovation and problem-solving. His experience in cutting-edge software solutions has contributed to numerous successful projects, showcasing his expertise in programming languages and software development methodologies. His dedication and drive make him a valuable asset in any technological endeavor.

Published
2023-07-14
How to Cite
DELOS SANTOS, Manuel Luis Concha et al. Icarus: An Android-Based Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Search and Rescue Eye in the Sky. International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 7, p. 2272-2286, july 2023. ISSN 2546-115X. Available at: <//stepacademic.net/ijcsr/article/view/404>. Date accessed: 20 apr. 2024.
Section
Special Issue: IRCCETE 2023

Most read articles by the same author(s)