Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Kimon P. ValavanisHandbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Kimon P. Valavanis

Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

EditorKimon P. Valavanis, George J. Vachtsevanos

Hardcover | August 29, 2014

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The main goal of this two-volume reference work is to be a comprehensive source for the academic and research communities, industry, manufacturers, practitioners, Federal Government, State Agencies and the private sector, as well as all organizations that are and will be using Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in a wide spectrum of applications. The Handbook covers all aspects of UAVs, from design to users. As such, the contents of the Handbook will include material that addresses the needs and 'know how' of all of the above sectors targeting a very diverse audience and is suitable for: Those who need 'just information' about UAVs will find up-to-date and exhaustive references to the literature, covering aspects such as science, engineering, development, design and modeling, applications, military and civilian use, 'who's who', 'who's doing what', manufacturers, etc. Scientists, engineers and practitioners who work in the area of UAVs. Academics and graduate students who conduct research in the area. Industry, manufacturers and users in the UAV area. Federal/Government Agencies (FAA, DHS, ESA, EASA), Law Enforcement Agencies and the military, including the Coast Guard. The Handbook is arranged in a user-friendly format divided into easily accessible subject-specific parts. Each part contains thematic chapters written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their respective fields.
Editors-in-Chief: Dr. Kimon P. Valavanis, Professor and Chair, ECE and CS University of Denver, USA. Dr. Valavanis' research interests are focused in the areas of Unmanned Systems, Distributed Intelligence Systems, Robotics and Automation. He has published over 300 book chapters, technical journal / transaction and conference papers. D...
Title:Handbook of Unmanned Aerial VehiclesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:2900 pagesPublished:August 29, 2014Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9048197066

ISBN - 13:9789048197064

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of ContentsPART I: INTRODUCTION PART II: DESIGN PRINCIPLES PART III: FUNDAMENTALS PART IV: SENSORS and STRATEGIES PART V: PROPULSION PART VI: CONTROL PART VII: COMMUNICATION ISSUES PART VIII: ARCHITECTURES PART IX: MODELING, SIMULATION, ESTIMATION AND IDENTIFICATION PART X: UAV MISSION AND PATH PLANNING PART XI: UAV AUTONOMY PART XII: SENSE AND AVOID SYSTEMS PART XIII: NETWORKED UAVs PART XIV: UAV - HUMAN INTERFACES AND DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS PART XV: APPLICATIONS PART XVI: UAV INTEGRATION INTO THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE PART XVII - PART XXII: The concluding parts of the Handbook support 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, logistics issues etc.