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Guidance Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author : Rafael Yanushevsky
ISBN : 9781439850961
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Written by an expert with more than 30 years of experience, Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles contains new analytical results, taken from the author’s research, which can be used for analysis and design of unmanned aerial vehicles guidance and control systems. This book progresses from a clear elucidation of guidance laws and unmanned aerial vehicle dynamics to the modeling of their guidance and control systems. Special attention is paid to guidance of autonomous UAVs, which differs from traditional missile guidance. The author explains UAV applications, contrasting them to a missile’s limited ability (or inability) to control axial acceleration. The discussion of guidance laws for UAVs presents a generalization of missile guidance laws developed by the author. The computational algorithms behind these laws are tested in three applications—for the surveillance problem, the refueling problem, and for the motion control of a swarm of UAVs. The procedure of choosing and testing the guidance laws is also considered in an example of future generation of airborne interceptors launched from UAVs. The author provides an innovative presentation of the theoretical aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles’ guidance that cannot be found in any other book. It presents new ideas that, once crystallized, can be implemented in the new generation of unmanned aerial systems.

Handbook Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author : Kimon P. Valavanis
ISBN : 9048197082
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The main goal of this two-volume reference work is to be a comprehensive resource for the academic and research communities, industry, and governmental organizations that use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in a wide spectrum of applications. The Handbook covers all aspects of UAVs, from design to users. It is an exhaustive reference to the literature for a wide spectrum of people and will be covering aspects such as science, engineering, development, design and modeling, applications, military and civilian use, 'who's who', 'who's doing what', manufacturers, etc. The handbook will be suitable for not only those who need 'just information' about UAVs but also to the scientists, engineers and practitioners who work in the area of UAVs. The handbook also targets academics and graduate students who conduct research in the area and industry, manufacturers and users in the UAV area.

Cooperative Path Planning Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author : Antonios Tsourdos
ISBN : 9780470974643
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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An invaluable addition to the literature on UAV guidance and cooperative control, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is a dedicated, practical guide to computational path planning for UAVs. One of the key issues facing future development of UAVs is path planning: it is vital that swarm UAVs/ MAVs can cooperate together in a coordinated manner, obeying a pre-planned course but able to react to their environment by communicating and cooperating. An optimized path is necessary in order to ensure a UAV completes its mission efficiently, safely, and successfully. Focussing on the path planning of multiple UAVs for simultaneous arrival on target, Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles also offers coverage of path planners that are applicable to land, sea, or space-borne vehicles. Cooperative Path Planning of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is authored by leading researchers from Cranfield University and provides an authoritative resource for researchers, academics and engineers working in the area of cooperative systems, cooperative control and optimization particularly in the aerospace industry.

Handbook Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author : K. Valavanis
ISBN : 9048197066
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles is a reference text for the academic and research communities, industry, manufacturers, users, practitioners, Federal Government, Federal and State Agencies, the private sector, as well as all organizations that are and will be using unmanned aircraft in a wide spectrum of applications. The Handbook covers all aspects of UAVs, from design to logistics and ethical issues. It is also targeting the young investigator, the future inventor and entrepreneur by providing an overview and detailed information of the state-of-the-art as well as useful new concepts that may lead to innovative research. The contents of the Handbook include material that addresses the needs and ‘know how’ of all of the above sectors targeting a very diverse audience. The Handbook offers a unique and comprehensive treatise of everything one needs to know about unmanned aircrafts, from conception to operation, from technologies to business activities, users, OEMs, reference sources, conferences, publications, professional societies, etc. It should serve as a Thesaurus, an indispensable part of the library for everyone involved in this area. For the first time, contributions by the world’s top experts from academia, industry, government and the private sector, are brought together to provide unique perspectives on the current state-of-the-art in UAV, as well as future directions. The Handbook is intended for the expert/practitioner who seeks specific technical/business information, for the technically-oriented scientists and engineers, but also for the novice who wants to learn more about the status of UAV and UAV-related technologies. The Handbook is arranged in a user-friendly format, divided into main parts referring to: UAV Design Principles; UAV Fundamentals; UAV Sensors and Sensing Strategies; UAV Propulsion; UAV Control; UAV Communication Issues; UAV Architectures; UAV Health Management Issues; UAV Modeling, Simulation, Estimation and Identification; MAVs and Bio-Inspired UAVs; UAV Mission and Path Planning; UAV Autonomy; UAV Sense, Detect and Avoid Systems; Networked UAVs and UAV Swarms; UAV Integration into the National Airspace; UAV-Human Interfaces and Decision Support Systems; Human Factors and Training; UAV Logistics Support; UAV Applications; Social and Ethical Implications; The Future of UAVs. Each part is written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their respective fields. The contents of the Handbook supports its unique character as a thorough and comprehensive reference book directed to a diverse audience of technologists, businesses, users and potential users, managers and decision makers, novices and experts, who seek a holistic volume of information that is not only a technical treatise but also a source for answers to several questions on UAV manufacturers, users, major players in UAV research, costs, training required and logistics issues.

Visual Guidance Of Unmanned Aerial Manipulators

Author : Angel Santamaria-Navarro
ISBN : 9783319965802
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This monograph covers theoretical and practical aspects of the problem of autonomous guiding of unmanned aerial manipulators using visual information. For the estimation of the vehicle state (position, orientation, velocity, and acceleration), the authors propose a method that relies exclusively on the use of low-cost and highrate sensors together with low-complexity algorithms. This is particularly interesting for applications in which on board computation with low computation power is needed. Another relevant topic covered in this monograph is visual servoing. The authors present an uncalibrated visual servo scheme, capable of estimating at run time, the camera focal length from the observation of a tracked target. The monograph also covers several control techniques, which achieve a number of tasks, such as robot and arm positioning, improve stability and enhance robot arm motions. All methods discussed in this monograph are demonstrated in simulation and through real robot experimentation. The text is appropriate for readers interested in state estimation and control of aerial manipulators, and is a reference book for people who work in mobile robotics research in general.

Fahrerlose Transportsysteme

Author : Günter Ullrich
ISBN : 9783834825926
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Fahrerlose Transportsysteme (FTS) sind innerbetriebliche, flurgebundene Fördersysteme mit automatisch gesteuerten Fahrzeugen. Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre drängt das FTS erfolgreich in fast alle Branchen der Industrie und in viele öffentliche Bereiche, wie z. B. Krankenhäuser. Dieses Fachbuch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über das moderne Organisationsmittel der Intralogistik. Es werden die Einsatzgebiete und die technologischen Standards von allen FTS-relevanten Komponenten und Funktionen dargestellt. Die Fibel begleitet das FTS auf seinem Weg zu neuen technischen Lösungen und veränderten Märkten. Ein weiterer Schwerpunkt ist die an den VDI-Richtlinien angelehnte praxisnahe Planung solcher Intralogistik-Systeme. Die vorliegende zweite Auflage wurde im Ganzen überarbeitet, neu strukturiert und an den aktuellen Stand der Entwicklungen angepasst.

Autonomous Flying Robots

Author : Kenzo Nonami
ISBN : 4431538569
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The advance in robotics has boosted the application of autonomous vehicles to perform tedious and risky tasks or to be cost-effective substitutes for their - man counterparts. Based on their working environment, a rough classi cation of the autonomous vehicles would include unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), - manned ground vehicles (UGVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), and autonomous surface vehicles (ASVs). UAVs, UGVs, AUVs, and ASVs are called UVs (unmanned vehicles) nowadays. In recent decades, the development of - manned autonomous vehicles have been of great interest, and different kinds of autonomous vehicles have been studied and developed all over the world. In part- ular, UAVs have many applications in emergency situations; humans often cannot come close to a dangerous natural disaster such as an earthquake, a ood, an active volcano, or a nuclear disaster. Since the development of the rst UAVs, research efforts have been focused on military applications. Recently, however, demand has arisen for UAVs such as aero-robotsand ying robotsthat can be used in emergency situations and in industrial applications. Among the wide variety of UAVs that have been developed, small-scale HUAVs (helicopter-based UAVs) have the ability to take off and land vertically as well as the ability to cruise in ight, but their most importantcapability is hovering. Hoveringat a point enables us to make more eff- tive observations of a target. Furthermore, small-scale HUAVs offer the advantages of low cost and easy operation.

Kalman Filter F R Einsteiger

Author : Phil Kim
ISBN : 1502723786
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Das Kalman-Filter ist eine Wunderwaffe, wenn es darum geht digitale Signale in Echtzeit vom Rauschen zu befreien,nicht messbare Signale zu sch�tzen, Objekte zu tracken, Daten zu fusionieren und Messaussetzer zu �berbr�cken.Es findet Anwendung in Robotern, Raketen, Automobilen und selbst in M�hrobotern und autonomen Staubsaugern. H�ufig sind Ingenieurinnen und Ingenieure jedoch von der umfassenden Mathematik abgeschreckt. Das Buch "Kalman-Filter f�r Einsteiger" w�hlt einen unkonventionellen Einstieg in diese aktuelle Filtertechnik.Es beschreibt pragmatisch anhand von zahlreichen MATLAB(R)-Beispielen die Grundlagen des Filters und lehrt die Auslegung ohnemathematische Herleitungen. Dieses Buch erleichtert den Einstieg in die Signalverarbeitung und macht Sie in kurzer Zeit zu Kalman-Filter-Anwendungsprofis.

Nonlinear Control Of Robots And Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author : Ranjan Vepa
ISBN : 9781315350301
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Nonlinear Control of Robots and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: An Integrated Approach presents control and regulation methods that rely upon feedback linearization techniques. Both robot manipulators and UAVs employ operating regimes with large magnitudes of state and control variables, making such an approach vital for their control systems design. Numerous application examples are included to facilitate the art of nonlinear control system design, for both robotic systems and UAVs, in a single unified framework. MATLAB® and Simulink® are integrated to demonstrate the importance of computational methods and systems simulation in this process.

Fault Tolerant Flight Control And Guidance Systems

Author : Guillaume J. J. Ducard
ISBN : 9781848825611
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book offers a complete overview of fault-tolerant flight control techniques. Discussion covers the necessary equations for the modeling of small UAVs, a complete system based on extended Kalman filters, and a nonlinear flight control and guidance system.

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