2016 International Conference on Civil, Architecture and Environmental Engineering(ICCAE 2016) Taiwan-Taipei, November 4-6, 2016


Distinguished Prof. Wen-Pei Sung

Topic of Speech: Developing of a Low-Cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for using the digital image correlation method to Identify Disaster Areas

Taiwan is located on Pacific seismic belt. Otherwise, global warming causes climate change to induce heavy precipitation and typhoons in summer. Therefore, people in Taiwan experience earthquakes and typhoons many times every year. Unfortunately, geological conditions in Taiwan can not suffer these kind nature hits to cause natural disasters, affected the life and property of people seriously. In order to rescue people’s life and protect property of citizens, disaster areas need to be investigated as soon as possible to provide more information for national rescue teams to adopted policy to integrate national emergency relief resources. Thus, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is provided with characteristics of quick deploy and reconnaissance. But, UAV is very expensive. Therefore, in this research, the concept of fixed wing airship, embedded simple microcontroller board, such as GPS, 3-axis Gyroscope, Gravity-sensor and Magnetometer, is used to construct a low-cost unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Otherwise, the digital image correlation (DIC) method, applied digital camera, a non-contact optical measurement and computational capability of computer, has been developed by our research team. In this study, this developed UAV combines with developed digital image correlation (DIC) method and the remote sensing technology to expand as an automatic investigation device of cruise to monitor the possible occurrence of distressed area. The field test of this developed UAV combined with camera, installed with the developed DIC method, has been test and verified at mountain in central Taiwan. The analysis results of these tests reveal that this UAV with DIC can automatic flied through the preestablished positions to detect digital images. The practicability and mobility of this UAV with DIC method have been verified in this study. 

Prof.Wen-Pei Sung is currently a Distinguished Professor and Dean at the College of Humanities and Creativity, National Chin-Yi University of Technology, Taiwan.
He is a member of Accreditation Council, Ministry of Education, a committee member of Taiwan Public Construction Commission and Accredited Professional Expert and Certificated Professional Expert (AP and CP), Low Carbon Building Alliance, Taiwan. He serves as the Project Investigator for the National Energy and Hazard Prevention Project of Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology. He received his MS and Ph.D. degrees in civil engineering from North Carolina State University, U.S.A. and National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan, respectively. He is also a registered professional engineer in Taiwan. In 1990, he worked at Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Inc., Taiwan as a project engineer and completed several major state construction projects for hydraulic engineering in Taiwan and República Dominicana. In 1993, he became a faculty member of National Chin-Yi University of Technolog. In 1999, he founded Department of Landscape Architecture and became the chairman of the Department and Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Science. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor of National Chin-Yi University of Technology. In 2012, he won Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer, American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. He also won Board Certificate Environmental Engineers Member, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists, elected as Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, (IET) U.K. in 2014 and also elected as Fellow of the International Engineering and Technology Institute, (IETI) H.K. in 2015.

Personal Web Sites: http://landscape.ma.ncut.edu.tw/people/bio.php?PID=12

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr. Hamzah Abdul Rahman
President of International University of Malaya-Wales(Malaysia)

Prof. Thomas C. Chuang
President of Vanung University(Taiwan)

Distinguished Prof. Wen-Pei Sung
National Chin-Yi University of Technology(Taiwan)