Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State of the Art and the Road to Autonomy by Kimon P. ValavanisAdvances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State of the Art and the Road to Autonomy by Kimon P. Valavanis

Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State of the Art and the Road to Autonomy

EditorKimon P. Valavanis

Paperback | November 23, 2010

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The past decade has seen tremendous interest in the production and refinement of unmanned aerial vehicles, both fixed-wing, such as airplanes and rotary-wing, such as helicopters and vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. This book provides a diversified survey of research and development on small and miniature unmanned aerial vehicles of both fixed and rotary wing designs. From historical background to proposed new applications, this is the most comprehensive reference yet.
Title:Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State of the Art and the Road to AutonomyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:568 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.07 inPublished:November 23, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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PART I: Background InformationIntroduction K. P. ValavanisA Historical Perspective on Unmanned Aerial VehiclesK. P. Valavanis, M. KontitsisPART II: Modeling and Control FundamentalsAirplane Basic Equations of Motion and Open-Loop DynamicsI. A. Raptis, K. P. ValavanisControl Fundamentals of Small Helicopters: A Survey M. Castillo-Effen, C. Castillo, W. Moreno, K. P. ValavanisA Tutorial Approach to Small Unmanned Helicopter Controller Design for Non-aggressive FlightsW. Alvis, C. Castillo, M. Castillo-Effen, W. Moreno, K. P. Valavanis Design and Control of a Miniature Quadrotor S. Bouabdallah, R. SiegwartPART III: Navigation AspectsObstacle and Terrain Avoidance for Miniature Aerial VehiclesS. Griffiths, J. Saunders, A. Curtis, T. McLain, R. Beard Vision Based Navigation and Target Tracking for Unmanned Aerial VehiclesB. Ludington, E. N. Johnson, G. J. Vachtsevanos Single and Multi-UAV Relative Position Estimation Based on Natural LandmarksL. Merino, F. Caballero, P. Forssen, J. Wiklund, J. Ferruz, J. R. Martinez-de-Dios, A. Moe, K. Nordberg, A. OlleroEvolutionary Algorithm Based Path Planning for Multiple UAV CooperationI. K. Nikolos, N. C. Tsourveloudis, K. P. Valavanis  PART IV: ApplicationsRobust Nonlinear Observers for Attitude Estimation of Mini UAVsR. Mahony, T. Hamel Autonomous Solar UAV for Sustainable FlightsA. Noth, R. Siegwart, W. Engel The Integration of a Multimodal MAV and Biomimetic Sensing for Autonomous Flights in Near-Earth EnvironmentsW. Green, P. Y. OhDynamic Localization of Air-Ground Wireless Sensor NetworksP. Dang, F. L. Lewis, D. O. Popa Decentralized Formation Tracking of Multi-Vehicle Systems with Consensus-Based Controllers L. Fang, P. J. AntsaklisHardware in the Loop Tuning for a Volcanic Gas Sampling UAVG. Astuti, D. Caltabiano, G. Giudice, D. Longo, D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. OrlandoA Modular On-Board Processing System for Small Unmanned VehiclesR. D. Garcia, K. P. ValavanisPART V: EpilogueThe Road AheadK P. Valavanis, G. J. Vachtsevanos, P. J. AnstaklisList of Contributed Chapters  ADVANCES IN UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLESState of the Art and the Road to Autonomy PART I: Background InformationIntroduction K. P. ValavanisA Historical Perspective on Unmanned Aerial VehiclesK. P. Valavanis, M. KontitsisPART II: Modeling and Control FundamentalsAirplane Basic Equations of Motion and Open-Loop DynamicsI. A. Raptis, K. P. ValavanisControl Fundamentals of Small Helicopters: A Survey M. Castillo-Effen, C. Castillo, W. Moreno, K. P. ValavanisA Tutorial Approach to Small Unmanned Helicopter Controller Design for Non-aggressive FlightsW. Alvis, C. Castillo, M. Castillo-Effen, W. Moreno, K. P. Valavanis Design and Control of a Miniature Quadrotor S. Bouabdallah, R. SiegwartPART III: Navigation AspectsObstacle and Terrain Avoidance for Miniature Aerial VehiclesS. Griffiths, J. Saunders, A. Curtis, T. McLain, R. Beard Vision Based Navigation and Target Tracking for Unmanned Aerial VehiclesB. Ludington, E. N. Johnson, G. J. Vachtsevanos Single and Multi-UAV Relative Position Estimation Based on Natural LandmarksL. Merino, F. Caballero, P. Forssen, J. Wiklund, J. Ferruz, J. R. Martinez-de-Dios, A. Moe, K. Nordberg, A. OlleroEvolutionary Algorithm Based Path Planning for Multiple UAV CooperationI. K. Nikolos, N. C. Tsourveloudis, K. P. Valavanis  PART IV: ApplicationsRobust Nonlinear Observers for Attitude Estimation of Mini UAVsR. Mahony, T. Hamel Autonomous Solar UAV for Sustainable FlightsA. Noth, R. Siegwart, W. Engel The Integration of a Multimodal MAV and Biomimetic Sensing for Autonomous Flights in Near-Earth EnvironmentsW. Green, P. Y. OhDynamic Localization of Air-Ground Wireless Sensor NetworksP. Dang, F. L. Lewis, D. O. Popa Decentralized Formation Tracking of Multi-Vehicle Systems with Consensus-Based Controllers L. Fang, P. J. AntsaklisHardware in the Loop Tuning for a Volcanic Gas Sampling UAVG. Astuti, D. Caltabiano, G. Giudice, D. Longo, D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. OrlandoA Modular On-Board Processing System for Small Unmanned VehiclesR. D. Garcia, K. P. ValavanisPART V: EpilogueThe Road AheadK P. Valavanis, G. J. Vachtsevanos, P. J. Anstaklis