Drone Tracking with Drone using Deep Learning


  • Ziya TAN Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Turkey
  • Mehmet KARAKÖSE Computer Engineering Department, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey
  • Elif ÖZET Computer Engineering Department, Firat University, Elazig, Turkey




Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, drone tracking, deep learning, yolov5, object detection


With the development of technology, studies in fields such as artificial intelligence, computer vision and deep learning are increasing day by day. In line with these developments, object tracking and object detection studies have spread over wide areas. In this article, a study is presented by simulating two different drones, a leader and a follower drone, accompanied by deep learning algorithms. Within the scope of this study, it is aimed to perform a drone tracking with drone in an autonomous way. Two different approaches are developed and tested in the simulator environment within the scope of drone tracking. The first of these approaches is to enable the leader drone to detect the target drone by using object-tracking algorithms. YOLOv5 deep learning algorithm is preferred for object detection. A data set of approximately 2500 images was created for training the YOLOv5 algorithm. The Yolov5 object detection algorithm, which was trained with the created data set, reached a success rate of approximately 93% as a result of the training. As the second approach, the object-tracking algorithm we developed is used. Trainings were carried out in the simulator created in the Matlab environment. The results are presented in detail in the following sections. In this article, some artificial neural networks and some object tracking methods used in the literature are explained.


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How to Cite

TAN, Z., KARAKÖSE, M. ., & ÖZET, E. . (2022). Drone Tracking with Drone using Deep Learning. International Journal of Computer and Information Technology(2279-0764), 11(3). https://doi.org/10.24203/ijcit.v11i3.238