Thesis Details

Bezpečný průzkum dronem s využitím chytrého pohybu po trajektoriích

Master's Thesis Student: Ferencz Adam Academic Year: 2021/2022 Supervisor: Beran Vítězslav, Ing., Ph.D.
English title
Safe Drone Reconnaissance Based on Smart Trajectory Following

Drone pilots often have to keep an eye on multiple things at once while performing a reconnaissance mission. First and foremost, the pilot has to keep an eye on the drone, but in addition to that, he or she is also observing something, keeping an eye on the image, the drone's orientation, speed, and obstacles. The goal of this work is to create an assistance algorithm that makes it easier for the pilot to watch the safe position of the drone. The work presents a novel method revising the pilot's commands to keep the drone "safely close" to a predefined flight path. This allows the pilot to focus more on accomplishing the mission objectives rather than directly and safely controlling the drone.     The output of this work is a novel method and its experimental application that has been user-tested. For testing, an AirSim simulator was integrated into the system, in which the user completes a mission first without correction enabled and then with it. In the user tests, the goal was to successfully complete the reconnaissance mission. Pilots spent 55 % of the time outside the defined safe area when flying without correction, and only 5 % when flying with the assistant. Test users reported that the solution helped them most in maintaining altitude and staying on the centre of the path.


safe drone flight, flight assistant, semi-autonomous flight, safe drone reconnaissance, correction of dangerous pilot commands, AirSim and python

Degree Programme
defended, grade A
20 June 2022
Čadík Martin, doc. Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT), předseda
Beran Vítězslav, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT), člen
Juránek Roman, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT), člen
Křivka Zbyněk, Ing., Ph.D. (DIFS FIT BUT), člen
Milet Tomáš, Ing., Ph.D. (DCGM FIT BUT), člen
FERENCZ, Adam. Bezpečný průzkum dronem s využitím chytrého pohybu po trajektoriích. Brno, 2022. Master's Thesis. Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology. 2022-06-20. Supervised by Beran Vítězslav. Available from:
    author = "Adam Ferencz",
    type = "Master's thesis",
    title = "Bezpe\v{c}n\'{y} pr\r{u}zkum dronem s vyu\v{z}it\'{i}m chytr\'{e}ho pohybu po trajektori\'{i}ch",
    school = "Brno University of Technology, Faculty of Information Technology",
    year = 2022,
    location = "Brno, CZ",
    language = "czech",
    url = ""
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