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Handbook of unmanned aerial vehicles

Author: K Valavanis; George J Vachtsevanos
Publisher: Dordrecht : SpringerReference, [2014] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From design to users, this exhaustive handbook covers all aspects of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). It aims to be the comprehensive source for all organizations requiring information on UAVs in a  Read more...

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Handbook of unmanned aerial vehicles
(OCoLC)824727044
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: K Valavanis; George J Vachtsevanos
ISBN: 9789048197071 9048197074
OCLC Number: 888148861
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (lxxix, 3022 pages)
Contents: Introduction.- Definitions and Terminology.- Aviation History and Unmanned Flight.- Classification of UAVs.- Military and Civilian UAS/UAVs.- UAV Design Principles: Introduction.- Computational and Experimental Design of a Fixed-Wing UAV.- UAV Handbook: Payload Design of Small UAVs.- Small UAV Design Development and Sizing.- Systematic Design Methodology and Construction of Micro Aerial Quadrotor Vehicles.- Dexterous UAVs for Precision Low-Altitude Flight.- UAV Fundamentals: Introduction.- Kinematics and Dynamics of Fixed-Wing UAVs.- Dynamic Model for a Miniature Aerobatic Helicopter.- Quadrotor Kinematics and Dynamics.- Dynamics and Control of Flapping Wing MAVs.- Dynamic Modeling and Control of an Autonomous Quadrotor.- Sensors and Sensing Strategies: Introduction.- Sensors for Missions.- Inertial Sensor-Based Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping for UAVs.- UAV Localisation Using Inertial Sensors and Satellite Positioning Systems.- Data Fusion and Tracking with Multiple UAVs.- UAV Propulsion: Introduction.- Power Managements of a Hybrid Electric Propulsion System Powered by Solar Cells, Fuel Cells, and Batteries for UAVs.- UAV Control: Introduction.- Linear Flight Control Techniques for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.- Nonlinear Flight Control Techniques for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.- Adaptive Control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Theory and Flight Tests.- Robust and Adaptive Control Methods for Aerial Vehicles.- UAV Communication Issues: Introduction.- Problem of UAV Communications.- Cognitive Networking for UAV Swarms.- Layered Approach to Networked Command and Control of Complex UAS.- Cognitive Radio Architectures for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.- UAV Architectures: Introduction.- HDRC3: A Distributed Hybrid Deliberative/Reactive Architecture for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.- Classification of multi-UAV Architectures.- Operator Interaction with Centralized versus Decentralized UAV Architectures.- UAV Health Management Issues: Introduction.- Integrated Vehicle Health and Fault Contingency Management for UAVs.- Automated Failure Effect Analysis for PHM of UAV.- Prognostics Applied to Electric Propulsion UAV.- Actuator Fault Detection in UAVs.- Experimental Validation of Fault Detection and Diagnosis for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.- Fault Detection and Diagnosis for NASA GTM UAV with Dual Unscented Kalman Filter.- Fault Diagnosis of Skew-configured Inertial Sensor System for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.- UAV Modeling, Simulation, Estimation and Identification: Introduction.- Flight Dynamics Modeling of Coaxial Rotorcraft UAVs.- Modeling of a Micro UAV with Slung Payload.- Command and Control of Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles.- MAVs and Bio-Inspired UAVs: Introduction.- Micro Air Vehicles.- Survey of the Human-Centered Approach to Micro Air Vehicles.- Development of Insect-sized MAVs.- Flapping-Wing Propelled Micro Air Vehicles.- Inventing a Biologically Inspired, Energy Efficient Micro Aerial Vehicle.- Issues Surrounding Communications with Micro Aerial Vehicles.- UAV Mission and Path Planning: Introduction.- Cooperative Mission Planning for Multi-UAV Teams.- Multi-team Consensus Bundle Algorithm.- Cooperative Mission and Path Planning for a Team of UAVs.- Cooperative Task Assignment and Path Planning for Multiple UAVs.- On the Decentralized Cooperative Control of Multiple Autonomous Vehicles.- Innovative Collaborative Task Allocation for UAVs.- Control of Communication Networks for Teams of UAVs.- Information-Theoretic Exploration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle in Unknown Cluttered Environment.- Implementing Dubins Airplane Paths on Fixed-wing UAVs.- Health Monitoring of a Drone Formation Affected by a Corrupted Control System.- UAV Autonomy: Introduction.- Integrated Hardware/Software Architectures to Enable UAVs for Autonomous Flight.- Distributed Optimization of Autonomous UAVs with Event-Driven Communication.- UAV Guidance Algorithms via Partially Observable Markov Decision Processes.- UAV Sense, Detect and Avoid: Introduction.- Development of a Regulatory Safety Baseline for UAS Sense and Avoid.- Achieving Sense and Avoid for Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Assessing the Gaps for Science and Research.- Automatic Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) Onboard UAS.- Test Flights to Demonstrate Effectiveness of a Ground-Based Detect and Avoid Integration Concept.- Scalable RADAR-Based Sense-and-Avoid System for Unmanned Aircraft.- Assessment of Detect and Avoid Solutions for Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Nonsegregated Airspace.- Networked UAVs and UAV Swarms: Introduction.- UAV Swarms: Models and Effective Interfaces.- Decentralized Multi-UAV Coalition Formation with Limited Communication Ranges.- Coordinated Convoy Protection Among Teams of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.- UAV Routing and Coordination in Stochastic, Dynamic Environments.- UAV Integration into the National Airspace: Introduction.- Aviation Regulation.- Human Factors of Unmanned Aircraft System Integration in the National Airspace System.- Methodologies for Regulatory Compliance and Harmonization.- A Certification Strategy for Small Unmanned Aircraft Performing Nomadic Missions in the US National Airspace System.- Hazard and Safety Risk Modeling.- Safety Risk Management of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.- Certification of Small UAS.- Technology Surveys and Regulatory Gap Analyses of UAS Sub-Systems toward Access to the NAS.- Concept of Operations of Small Unmanned Aerial Systems: Basis for Airworthiness Towards Personal Remote Sensing.- Standards and Certification of a UAS Sense and Avoid Capability.- UAV - Human Interfaces and Decision Support Systems: Introduction.- Human Interfaces in Micro and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems.- Human Factors Perspective on Next Generation Unmanned Aerial Systems.- Cognitive Task Analysis for Unmanned Aerial System Design.- Display and Control Concepts for Multi-UAV Applications.- UAV Operators Workload Assessment by Optical Brain Imaging Technology (fNIR).- Human Factors and Training: Introduction.- Using Best Practices as a Way Forward for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operators: Integrated Combat Operations Training-Research Testbed.- From Research to Operations: The PITVANT UAS Training Experience.- UAV Logistics Support: Introduction.- UAV Logistic Support Definition.- UAV Logistics for Life-Cycle Management.- UAV Applications: Introduction.- Survey of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Traffic Monitoring.- Measurement and Exploration in Volcanic Environments.- Cooperative Unmanned Aerial Systems for Fire Detection, Monitoring, and Extinguishing.- Selection of Appropriate Class UAS/Sensors to Support Fire Monitoring: Experiences in the United States.- Unmanned Aerial Systems Physically Interacting with the Environment: Load Transportation, Deployment, and Aerial Manipulation.- Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Maritime Operations.- Autonomous Remote Sensing of Invasive Species from Robotic Aircraft.- Cyber-Physical Systems Enabled by Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.- Social and Ethical Implications: Introduction.- Ethics and UAVs: Introduction.- International Governance of Autonomous Military Robots.- Moral Case Against Autonomous and SemiAutonomous UAVs.- Moral Case for Autonomy in Unmanned Systems.- Moral Predators: The Duty to Employ Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles.- Killer Robots: Ethical Issues in the Design of Unmanned Systems for Military Applications.- Conclusion: Testimony on Ethical Issues of UAVs for National Academy of Sciences.- Future of Unmanned Aviation.
Responsibility: Kimon P. Valavanis, George J. Vachtsevanos, editors.

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