(The H4-Index of Drones is 38. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Towards the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs): A Comprehensive Review245
A Comprehensive Review of Applications of Drone Technology in the Mining Industry183
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Wildland Fires: Sensing, Perception, Cooperation and Assistance94
UAV Computing-Assisted Search and Rescue Mission Framework for Disaster and Harsh Environment Mitigation84
Operational Protocols for the Use of Drones in Marine Animal Research80
A Modified YOLOv8 Detection Network for UAV Aerial Image Recognition74
A Review on Communications Perspective of Flying Ad-Hoc Networks: Key Enabling Wireless Technologies, Applications, Challenges and Open Research Topics70
The Drone Revolution of Shark Science: A Review69
The Application of Drones in Healthcare and Health-Related Services in North America: A Scoping Review65
Ground Control Point Distribution for Accurate Kilometre-Scale Topographic Mapping Using an RTK-GNSS Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and SfM Photogrammetry64
UAV-Enabled Mobile Edge-Computing for IoT Based on AI: A Comprehensive Review62
Computing in the Sky: A Survey on Intelligent Ubiquitous Computing for UAV-Assisted 6G Networks and Industry 4.0/5.061
Drone Swarms in Fire Suppression Activities: A Conceptual Framework60
Automated Drone Detection Using YOLOv459
Vision-Based Navigation Techniques for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Review and Challenges55
Deep Learning-Based Cost-Effective and Responsive Robot for Autism Treatment55
UAS-Based Archaeological Remote Sensing: Review, Meta-Analysis and State-of-the-Art53
Topology-Based Routing Protocols and Mobility Models for Flying Ad Hoc Networks: A Contemporary Review and Future Research Directions52
A Citizen Science Unmanned Aerial System Data Acquisition Protocol and Deep Learning Techniques for the Automatic Detection and Mapping of Marine Litter Concentrations in the Coastal Zone52
Drone-Based Non-Destructive Inspection of Industrial Sites: A Review and Case Studies49
Drones in B5G/6G Networks as Flying Base Stations48
Review of Autonomous Path Planning Algorithms for Mobile Robots48
Task Allocation of Multiple Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Based on Deep Transfer Reinforcement Learning47
Urban Air Mobility: Systematic Review of Scientific Publications and Regulations for Vertiport Design and Operations46
Wireless Communications for Data Security: Efficiency Assessment of Cybersecurity Industry—A Promising Application for UAVs46
Visual SLAM for Indoor Livestock and Farming Using a Small Drone with a Monocular Camera: A Feasibility Study44
Application of Drone Technologies in Surface Water Resources Monitoring and Assessment: A Systematic Review of Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Global South43
A Review on Drone-Based Data Solutions for Cereal Crops42
A Review of Unmanned System Technologies with Its Application to Aquaculture Farm Monitoring and Management42
Wildfire Monitoring Based on Energy Efficient Clustering Approach for FANETS41
Comprehensive Review of UAV Detection, Security, and Communication Advancements to Prevent Threats41
Last-Mile Drone Delivery: Past, Present, and Future41
A Review on UAV-Based Remote Sensing Technologies for Construction and Civil Applications40
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Magnetic Surveys: A Review on Platform Selection and Interference Suppression40
Inspecting Buildings Using Drones and Computer Vision: A Machine Learning Approach to Detect Cracks and Damages40
A Review on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Remote Sensing: Platforms, Sensors, Data Processing Methods, and Applications40
Aerial and Ground Robot Collaboration for Autonomous Mapping in Search and Rescue Missions39
A Review of Counter-UAS Technologies for Cooperative Defensive Teams of Drones39
An Intelligent Fault Diagnosis Approach for Multirotor UAVs Based on Deep Neural Network of Multi-Resolution Transform Features38