We describe a mathematical model for UAV aided security operations in the oil and gas industry. Operating UAVs can provide seamless awareness on possible emergency situations such as oil spills, shipping incidents, industrial accidents, acts of terrorism, and so on. The primary goal of this model is to generate an optimal UAV operational schedule to meet surveillance needs in the areas of interest in each time period. The performance of these UAVs depends on the risk assessment on spatio-and-temporal characteristics of threats, specifications of available UAVs, and decision makers’ critical information requirements. The models are designed to provide insights into issues associated with designing and operating UAVs for strengthened maritime and port security.
- Maritime security
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
- Vehicle routing problem
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Artificial Intelligence
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering