• ZAHRAA TARIK AL ALI Computer Engineering Department, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq.
  • SALAH ABDULGHANI ALABADY Computer Engineering Department, University of Mosul, Mosul, Iraq.


unmanned aerial vehicle, critical situation, disaster management, WSN, IoT


Disasters and crisis are types of critical situation which is unexpected events that cause uncertain and dangerous impacts. Natural, man-made, industrial, accidents, or even terrorist crises should be treated quickly to protect as many people as possible, reduce injuries, rescue the wounded, aid the injured survivors, or transport the victims. On the other hand, it is necessary to reduce the overall impacts of the critical situation by reducing the destructive infrastructures and damaged roads, also by offering information about the affected region and survivors, and even by providing road networks and communication links. Nowadays researchers develop the techniques used to overcome most of our life problems. One of the main used techniques is UAVs unmanned aerial vehicles that are mainly used in the operations of surveillance and rescuing victims in a critical situation, also used in transportation, communication, and public safety. UAVs can assist and treat many aspects and fields in all critical situation management stages. There are many physical and capabilities benefits represented by the use of UAVs, but also, there are still some challenges facing the use of wireless UAVs in managing such situations. This paper shows the disaster stages with UAV effects on them and the main advantages and challenges accompanying the use of UAVs helping researchers to exploit and enhanced those advantages or work on developing weaknesses and discovering different methods or combining existing technologies.


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How to Cite

ALI, Z. T. A., & ALABADY, S. A. (2022). UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE BENEFITS AND DRAWBACKS IN CRITICAL SITUATIONS. Quantum Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, 3(4), 25–35. Retrieved from https://qjoest.com/index.php/qjoest/article/view/72