How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – UAV’s – (or Drones) Can Help in Case of Natural Disasters Response and Humanitarian Relief Aid?

Procedia Computer Science, 149C: 375-383 (2017)

Posted: 2 May 2017 Last revised: 16 May 2019

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Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Ibrahim Ndoma

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA)

Date Written: May 1, 2017

Abstract

This paper evaluates the crucial role of unmanned aerial vehicles – UAV’s – (or Drones) in the case of natural disasters response and humanitarian relief aid. The primary objective of this paper is to evaluate how unmanned aerial vehicles – UAV’s – (or Drones) in the present and near future can play a crucial role to help survivors in the case of a tsunami, earthquake, flooding, and any natural disaster. We need to assume that in any natural disaster always exist the high possibility of damage to the infrastructure, transportation systems, telecommunications systems access, and basic services immediately. We propose in three areas the uses of unmanned aerial vehicles – UAV’s – (or Drones) in the case of natural disasters response and humanitarian relief aid. There are (i) the aerial monitoring post-natural disaster damage evaluation, (ii) the natural disaster logistic and cargo delivery, (iii) the post-natural disaster aerial assessment.

Keywords: Drones, UAV's, Natural Disasters, Policy Modeling, Indicators

JEL Classification: Q54, Y2

Suggested Citation

Ruiz Estrada, Mario Arturo and Ndoma, Ibrahim, How Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – UAV’s – (or Drones) Can Help in Case of Natural Disasters Response and Humanitarian Relief Aid? (May 1, 2017). Procedia Computer Science, 149C: 375-383 (2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2961576 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2961576

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Ibrahim Ndoma

University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA) ( email )

University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan 50603
Malaysia

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