A Model of UAV-BasedWaste Monitoring System for Urban Areas
This paper presents an approach in using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with remote imaging for urban waste monitoring. The system is designed to monitor green areas, public trash cans, and unregulated landfills and to detect possible violations of garbage disposal rules. Public green urban areas, such as parks, green surfaces, sport terrains, and bathing areas, are gathering places for people and therefore prone to unregulated waste disposal. The proposed solution describes the real-time monitoring of the area using drones and the detection of irregularities in a garbage disposal. The cameras mounted on drones are used to take images of public targeted areas at pre-mapped points. Visual data collected by supervisor drones are used for further processing and notification of authorized personnel and institutions.
Internet of Things (IoT), Urban waste monitoring, UAVs, Supervisor drones, Docking station