Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have seen unprecedented levels of growth during the last decade in both military and civilian domains. It is anticipated that civilian applications will be dominant in the future, although there are still barriers to be overcome and technical challenges to be met. Integrating UAS into, for example, civilian space, navigation, autonomy, see-detect-and-avoid systems, smart designs, system integration, vision-based navigation and training, to name but a few areas, will be of prime importance in the near future. This special volume is the outcome of research presented at the International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, held in Orlando, Florida, USA, from June 23-25, 2008, and presents state-of-the-art findings on topics such as: UAS operations and integration into the national airspace system; UAS navigation and control; micro-, mini-, small UAVs; UAS simulation testbeds and frameworks; UAS research platforms and applications; UAS applications. This book aims at serving as a guide tool on UAS for engineers and practitioners, academics, government agencies and industry. Previously published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 54 (1-3, 2009).Different methods for model-based autonomous helicopter control have been presented in literature. ... design the linear state feedback for the stabilization of the helicopter in hover mode, because of its simple controller architecture. ... Substantial progress has been made towards designing a full envelope, decoupled helicopter flight control system and initial ... Then the model is used to learn to hover in place, and to fly a number of maneuvers taken from an RC helicopter competition.

Title:Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Author:Kimon P. Valavanis, Paul Y. Oh, Les A. Piegl
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-12-21


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