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Introduction to UAV Systems

Author: Paul Gerin Fahlstrom; Thomas J Gleason
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
Series: Aerospace series (Chichester, England)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been widely adopted in the military world over the last decade and the success of these military applications is increasingly driving efforts to establish unmanned aircraft in non-military roles. Introduction to UAV Systems, 4th & nbsp;edition & nbsp;provides a comprehensive introduction to all of the elements of a complete Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). It addresses the air  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fahlstrom, Paul.
Introduction to UAV Systems.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Gerin Fahlstrom; Thomas J Gleason
ISBN: 9781118396803 1118396804 9781118396780 1118396782 9781118396810 1118396812
OCLC Number: 799765699
Description: 1 online resource (308 pages).
Contents: Part One Introduction; 1 History and Overview; 1.1 Overview; 1.2 History; 1.2.1 Early History; 1.2.2 The Vietnam War; 1.2.3 Resurgence; 1.2.4 Joint Operations; 1.2.5 Desert Storm; 1.2.6 Bosnia; 1.2.7 Afghanistan and Iraq; 1.3 Overview of UAV Systems; 1.3.1 Air Vehicle; 1.3.2 Mission Planning and Control Station; 1.3.3 Launch and Recovery Equipment; 1.3.4 Payloads; 1.3.5 Data Links; 1.3.6 Ground Support Equipment; 1.4 The Aquila; 1.4.1 Aquila Mission and Requirements; 1.4.2 Air Vehicle. 1.4.3 Ground Control Station1.4.4 Launch and Recovery; 1.4.5 Payload; 1.4.6 Other Equipment; 1.4.7 Summary; References; 2 Classes and Missions of UAVs; 2.1 Overview; 2.2 Examples of UAV Systems; 2.2.1 Very Small UAVs; 2.2.2 Small UAVs; 2.2.3 Medium UAVs; 2.2.4 Large UAVs; 2.3 Expendable UAVs; 2.4 Classes of UAV Systems; 2.4.1 Classification by Range and Endurance; 2.4.2 Informal Categories of Small UAV Systems by Size; 2.4.3 The Tier System; 2.4.4 Another Classification Change; 2.5 Missions; Reference; Part Two The Air Vehicle; 3 Basic Aerodynamics; 3.1 Overview. 3.2 Basic Aerodynamic Equations3.3 Aircraft Polar; 3.4 The Real Wing and Airplane; 3.5 Induced Drag; 3.6 The Boundary Layer; 3.7 Flapping Wings; 3.8 Total Air-Vehicle Drag; 3.9 Summary; References; Bibliography; 4 Performance; 4.1 Overview; 4.2 Climbing Flight; 4.3 Range; 4.3.1 Range for a Propeller-Driven Aircraft; 4.3.2 Range for a Jet-Propelled Aircraft; 4.4 Endurance; 4.4.1 Endurance for a Propeller-Driven Aircraft; 4.4.2 Endurance for a Jet-Propelled Aircraft; 4.5 Gliding Flight; 4.6 Summary; 5 Stability and Control; 5.1 Overview; 5.2 Stability; 5.2.1 Longitudinal Stability. 5.2.2 Lateral Stability5.2.3 Dynamic Stability; 5.2.4 Summary; 5.3 Control; 5.3.1 Aerodynamic Control; 5.3.2 Pitch Control; 5.3.3 Lateral Control; 5.4 Autopilots; 5.4.1 Sensor; 5.4.2 Controller; 5.4.3 Actuator; 5.4.4 Airframe Control; 5.4.5 Inner and Outer Loops; 5.4.6 Flight-Control Classification; 5.4.7 Overall Modes of Operation; 5.4.8 Sensors Supporting the Autopilot; 6 Propulsion; 6.1 Overview; 6.2 Thrust Generation; 6.3 Powered Lift; 6.4 Sources of Power; 6.4.1 The Two-Cycle Engine; 6.4.2 The Rotary Engine; 6.4.3 The Gas Turbine; 6.4.4 Electric Motors; 6.4.5 Sources of Electrical Power. 7 Loads and Structures7.1 Overview; 7.2 Loads; 7.3 Dynamic Loads; 7.4 Materials; 7.4.1 Sandwich Construction; 7.4.2 Skin or Reinforcing Materials; 7.4.3 Resin Materials; 7.4.4 Core Materials; 7.5 Construction Techniques; Part Three Mission Planning and Control; 8 Mission Planning and Control Station; 8.1 Oerview; 8.2 MPCS Architecture; 8.2.1 Local Area Networks; 8.2.2 Elements of a LAN; 8.2.3 Levels of Communication; 8.2.4 Bridges and Gateways; 8.3 Physical Configuration; 8.4 Planning and Navigation; 8.4.1 Planning; 8.4.2 Navigation and Target Location; 8.5 MPCS Interfaces.; 9 Air Vehicle and Payload Control.
Series Title: Aerospace series (Chichester, England)
Responsibility: Paul Gerin Fahlstrom, Thomas James Gleason.

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