Journal article

A drone-based networked system and methods for combating coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic

Adarsh Kumar, Kriti Sharma, Harvinder Singh, Sagar Gupta Naugriya, Sukhpal Singh Gill, Rajkumar Buyya

Future Generation Computer Systems: the international journal of grid computing: theory, methods and applications | ELSEVIER | Published : 2021


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. It is similar to influenza viruses and raises concerns through alarming levels of spread and severity resulting in an ongoing pandemic worldwide. Within eight months (by August 2020), it infected 24.0 million persons worldwide and over 824 thousand have died. Drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are very helpful in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. This work investigates the drone-based systems, COVID-19 pandemic situations, and proposes an architecture for handling pandemic situations in different scenarios using real-time and simulation-based scenarios. The proposed architecture uses wearab..

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