US 9,811,084 B2
Identifying unmanned aerial vehicles for mission performance
Ashok N. Srivastava, Mountain View, CA (US); Douglas M. Pasko, Bridgewater, NJ (US); Hani Batla, Teaneck, NJ (US); Igor Kantor, Raleigh, NC (US); and Gurpreet Ubhi, Nutley, NJ (US)
Assigned to Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Basking Ridge, NJ (US)
Filed by Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Arlington, VA (US)
Filed on Feb. 24, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/441,764.
Application 15/441,764 is a continuation of application No. 14/282,179, filed on May 20, 2014, granted, now 9,583,006.
Prior Publication US 2017/0160740 A1, Jun. 8, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. G05D 1/00 (2006.01); B64C 39/02 (2006.01); G08G 5/00 (2006.01); G07C 5/00 (2006.01); G06Q 10/04 (2012.01)
CPC G05D 1/0027 (2013.01) [B64C 39/024 (2013.01); G07C 5/008 (2013.01); G08G 5/0034 (2013.01); G08G 5/0069 (2013.01); G06Q 10/047 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a device, capability information for one or more unmanned aerial vehicles;
assigning, by the device, one or more weights to the capability information;
identifying, by the device, the one or more unmanned aerial vehicles based on the one or more weights;
providing, by the device and based on identifying the one or more unmanned aerial vehicles, flight path instructions and mission instructions to the one or more unmanned aerial vehicles to permit the one or more unmanned aerial vehicles to travel from a first geographical location to a second geographical location, via a flight path, and to perform one or more mission operations;
receiving, by the device and from the one or more unmanned aerial vehicles, mission information,
the mission information indicating that a sensor of a first unmanned aerial vehicle, of the one or more unmanned aerial vehicles, is unable to perform a measurement;
determining, by the device and based on receiving the mission information, a problem associated with the first unmanned aerial vehicle; and
instructing, by the device and based on determining the problem, a second unmanned aerial vehicle of the one or more unmanned aerial vehicles to perform an operation of the first unmanned aerial vehicle.