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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.

Handbook Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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ISBN : OCLC:931697822
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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.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Real Time Guidance System Via State Space Heuristic Search

Author : Manuel Soto
ISBN : OCLC:213481687
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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.

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.

Small Unmanned Aircraft

Author : Randal W. Beard
ISBN : 9780691149219
Genre : Mathematics
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Force Structure Improved Strategic Planning Can Enhance Dod S Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Efforts

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Small Size Unmanned Model Helicopter Guidance And Control

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ISBN : OCLC:611691412
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The deployment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in military applications increased the research about them and the importance of them. The unmanned helicopters are the most agile and maneuverable vehicles among the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The ability of hovering and low speed cruise makes them even more attractive. Such abilities supply more areas to deploy the usage of the unmanned helicopters like search & rescue, mapping, surveillance. Autonomy is the key property for these vehicles. In order to provide autonomy to an unmanned vehicle, the guidance and the autopilot units are designed in the first step. Waypoints are used to track the desired trajectories. The line of sight guidance is used to reach an active waypoint. In order to realize the guidance commands controllers are designed by using LQR. In addition, position and heading controllers are designed by root-locus method. The trimming and linearization are implemented in order to extract linear models used for controller design. Keywords: Helicopter, control, guidance.

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