CONCEPTUALIZATION OF A SATELLITE, UAS AND UGV DOWNSCALING APPROACH FOR ABANDONED WASTE DETECTION AND WASTE TO ENERGY PROSPECTS
Keywords: abandoned waste, remote sensing, UAS, UGV, waste to energy, circular economy
Abstract. The aim of this research is to develop a multiparametric downscaling analysis for the detection of abandoned waste in the environment. This methodology, using a multi-technological approach, involves the adoption VHR satellite images, Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) and Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV). The identified Warning Areas (WA) will be investigated through an in-situ analysis with air quality measurement devices based on advanced sensors mounted on drones. The creation of a Cadastre Accumulation of Abandoned Materials (CAMA) and the related APP will allow the administrations to monitor the phenomenon. Finally, the waste product analysis, retrieved by means of UAS dataset computation, allows to retrieve some interesting prospects regarding Waste to Energy framework. Here, preliminary results obtained by the on-going INTESA Project are presented.