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1. (WO2018038819) NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE DATA AND ROUTE PLANNING FOR DRONES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/038819    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/042195
Publication Date: Fri Mar 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Jul 15 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: G01C 21/20
B64C 39/02
G08G 5/00
Applicants: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
Inventors: VENKATRAMAN, Sai Pradeep
DO, Ju-Yong
SRIVASTAVA, Aditya Narain
GAO, Weihua
WERNER, Benjamin
Title: NAVIGATION ASSISTANCE DATA AND ROUTE PLANNING FOR DRONES
Abstract:
Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for determining a flight route for a flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) are presented. The flight-specific route for the UAV is determined dynamically during the flight or in advance before the flight, using navigation assistance data that includes flight-specific navigation assistance data for a plurality of geographic zones determined based on flight-specific information. The flight-specific navigation assistance data includes flight-specific ranking data for the plurality of geographic zones that can be used by the UAV or a server to determine the flight route.