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North Carolina State University (2019)

On the Effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAS) for Anti-Poaching Enforcement in the Arid Savanna.

Lutz, Graham D

Titre : On the Effectiveness of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAS) for Anti-Poaching Enforcement in the Arid Savanna.

Auteur : Lutz, Graham D

Université de soutenance : North Carolina State University

Grade : Master of Science (MS) Mechanical Engineering 2019

Résumé
This paper describes a field study that examined the viability of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in anti-poaching enforcement in parks and game reserves. In the field study, a UAV attempts to spot mock poachers while the mock poachers try to spot the UAV. The field study was conducted at N/a’an ku sê, an operational game reserve in the central region of Namibia. In total, 118 trials were completed, providing 236 UAV-poacher interdiction scenarios. Of these, 198 were during the day, 152 with a quadcopter and 46 with a fixed-wing. Live spotting success during the day varied due to the hiding behavior of the mock poachers, with the highest and lowest success rates of spotting being 86% for poachers in the open and 25% for poachers hiding under canopy cover. The UAVs were demonstrated to be a viable tool for deterring poachers because of their ability to spot poachers even with significant auditory presence.

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