Paper Title
Design of an Autonomous Drone for Surveillance and Delivery Applications in Disaster Management

This paper presents the design of an Autonomous Drone for surveillance and delivery applications in areas struck by a disaster such as an Earthquake or Flood. Drones could act as an important link in providing critical information to the ground team enabling them to take action more efficiently and in a timely manner. The drone would be able to traverse autonomously over a range of 5 km and could carry and deliver a payload weighing up to 5 kgs. The paper also compares several path panning algorithms that could be used for deploying such drones. Keywords - Drone, Autonomous, Path Planning, Disaster Management