Optimal Coverage of Borders Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Document Type : Original paper


1 Mohammad Etezadi Faculty of Sciences, Emam Ali University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics, Maragheh Branch, Islamic Azad University Of Maragheh, Iran

3 Department faculty of mathematics, university of maragheh, maragheh, Iran


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) play a very important role in military and civilian activities. In this paper, the aim is to cover the borders of Iran using UAVs. For this purpose, two zero-one programming  models are presented. In the first model, our goal is to cover the borders of Iran at the minimum total time (the required time to prepare UAVs to start flying and the flight time of the UAVs). In this model, by minimizing the total time of UAVs for covering the borders, the costs appropriate to the flight of UAVs (such as the fuel costs of UAVs) are also reduced. In the second model, which is mostly used in emergencies and when a military attack occurs on the country's borders, the aim is to minimize the maximum required time to counter attacks and cover the entire country's borders. The efficiency of both models is shown by numerical examples.


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