Flood Warning and Management Schemes with Drone Emulator Using Ultrasonic and Image Processing

  • Boonchoo SrikudkaoEmail author
  • Thanakit Khundate
  • Chakchai So-In
  • Paramate Horkaew
  • Comdet Phaudphut
  • Kanokmon Rujirakul
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The objective of this paper is to assess the feasibility of an alternative approach to collect water information relating to flooding crisis by means of a small drone. This information includes aerial images, their geographic locations, water flow velocity and its direction, all of which are normally difficult to obtain and in fact expensive should a conventional helicopter or buoyancy are opted. With a drone, however, these acquisitions can be done by a minimally trained operator and under controlled budget. This paper presents the breakout configuration and integration of various sensors and their data management scheme based on a series of image processing techniques, emulating the tasks required to estimate the key flood related parameters. The experimental results reported herein could provide a basis for determining its potential applications in flood warning and predicting systems, as well as concerns that need to be addressed.


Drone Flooding Image Processing Ultrasonic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boonchoo Srikudkao
    • 1
    Email author
  • Thanakit Khundate
    • 1
  • Chakchai So-In
    • 1
  • Paramate Horkaew
    • 2
  • Comdet Phaudphut
    • 1
  • Kanokmon Rujirakul
    • 1
  1. 1.Applied Network Technology (ANT) Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, Faculty of ScienceKhon Kaen UniversityKhon KaenThailand
  2. 2.School of Computer EngineeringSuranaree University of TechnologyNakhon RatchasimaThailand

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