Abdel Ilah N. Alshbatat

Work place: Tafila Technical University, Department of Communications, Electronics and Computer Engineering Tafila, 66110, Jordan

E-mail: a.alshabatat@ttu.edu.jo


Research Interests: Computer Networks, Embedded System, Computer Architecture and Organization, Computer systems and computational processes


Abdel Ilah Nour Alshbatat was born in Tafila, Jordan, in 1968. He received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering / Communications from Mutah University/Jordan in 1991, and the M.S. degree in Computer Engineering / Embedded System from Yarmouk University/ Jordan in 2004, and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering / Networks from Western Michigan University/ USA in 2010. In 1991, he joined Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) and served in the Directorate of Communication & Electronics ground communication branch, during which, he was responsible for the wireless communication and digital microwave sections. In 2010, he joined the faculty of Tafila Technical University/ Jordan. Dr. Abdel Ilah is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Communications, Electronics and Computer Engineering. His current research interests include computer networks, wireless networks, embedded systems, unmanned aerial vehicle, brain-computer interface and communication systems

Author Articles
Heuristic Optimization Technique to Locate and Avoid Buried Landmines: Drone-based Approach

By Abdel Ilah N. Alshbatat

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijitcs.2018.11.05, Pub. Date: 8 Nov. 2018

Landmines detection and removal are one of the biggest problems that faced many countries throughout the world. The procedures of landmines detection and removal are slow, dangerous and labor intensive. Some countries are currently involved in peacekeeping forces, where troops are in constant danger from landmines placed along roads and tracks. Accordingly, such traps are considered as an effective weapon in threatening troop’s lives, and preventing their movements. From this perspective, to meet the need for a fast way to locate landmines, and to offer the highest level of safety for military forces without the risk of triggering them during any mission; a lightweight aerial system that implements a heuristic optimization technique is proposed in this paper. The system is structured with five units: Hexacopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), landmine detector, hands free flight controller, emergency flight controller, and the main on-board flight controller. Drone is equipped with a landmine detector, emergency flight controller, and the main on-board flight controller. Based on the feedback from the landmine detector, Drone will guide the leader of the troop through the communication channel established between the hands free flight controller and the emergency flight controller. The system has been simulated using the MATLAB and the overall concept shows promise. Additionally, experiments are carried out successfully on the real hardware.

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Fire Extinguishing System for High-Rise Buildings and Rugged Mountainous Terrains Utilizing Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

By Abdel Ilah N. Alshbatat

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijigsp.2018.01.03, Pub. Date: 8 Jan. 2018

Nowadays, fighting fires in rugged mountainous terrains or in high-rise buildings are both difficult and dangerous. High-rise buildings are containing floors at such a height or position that the deployment of external firefighting equipment and rescue operations may not be feasible or practical. Meanwhile, reaching farms located in a rugged mountainous terrain with firefighting vehicles is often impossible. From this perspective, to meet the need for a fast way to extinguish fire in an area that is hard to be approached by the conventional methods, and to offer the highest level of safety for the public and firefighters; fire extinguishing system is proposed in this paper. The system is structured with six units: Quadrotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (QUAV), Robot (Release Mechanism), Automatic Electric_Spring Operated Gun, Fire Extinguishing Ball, Collision Avoidance System, and a Camera. Quadrotor will carry a specific payload and be capable of throwing an extinguishing balls in an area that is chosen by the operator. The proposed system has been implemented, constructed, and tested in an actual scenarios. Experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of our drone in extinguishing fire in its initial stages and of being safe to hover over a fire, drop a fire extinguishing ball, fly back to the firefighter, and hover at 2.5 meters in the air so that it can be reloaded with a new ball without losing its stability. 

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