A Measurement Tool to Track Drones Battery Consumption During Flights
El Ioini N
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The autonomy of mobile systems depends greatly on the capability of the power source that supplies the necessary energy. Typically these sources are limited batteries that cannot keep up with the functionality and services that modern mobile equipment features. This situation motivates researchers and practitioners to develop strategies to promote efficient energy usage on mobile platforms. However, to reduce the energy consumption it is required to have reliable means to measure the devices behavior and its relationship to the battery discharge. This problem is relevant in platforms that depend strongly on batteries like cellphones, tablets, wearables, or drones. This paper focuses on drones, introducing a software system that acquires data during a drone mission, featuring an online battery discharge analyzer. The goal of this software is to provide a means to identify the operations that spend more energy and, as consequence, deliver the necessary information to avoid energy expensive movements and extend the battery lifetime for improved drone autonomy.