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A powered, aerial vehicle that does not carry a human operator, uses aerodynamic forces to provide vehicle lift, can fly autonomously or be piloted remotely, can be expendable or recoverable, and can carry a lethal or nonlethal payload. Ballistic or semiballistic vehicles, cruise missiles, and artillery projectiles are not considered unmanned aerial vehicles. Also called UAV.

A mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV): system overview and image acquisition
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Abstract : In the last years UAV ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicle )-systems became relevant for applications in precision farming and in infrastructure maintenance, like road maintenance and dam surveillance. This paper gives an overview about UAV ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicle )

A survey of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) usage for imagery collection in disaster research and management
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Abstract -The concept of employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to acquire imagery for disaster research and management has progressed into actual implementation in recent years. UAV usage in disaster assessment, response and management is an active area of

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE
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Design an autonomous and unmanned aerial platform capable of control and target acquisition. The designed aerial platform should be capable of achieving these objectives at a standard high enough to compete in the UAS AUVSI Seafarer competition. Complete

Modeling and control of MM-UAV: Mobile manipulating unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract Compared to autonomous ground vehicles, UAVs ( unmanned aerial vehicles) have significant mobility advantages and the potential to operate in otherwise unreachable locations. Micro UAVs still suffer from one major drawback: they do not have the necessary

MM-UAV: Mobile manipulating unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract Given significant mobility advantages, UAVs have access to many locations that would be impossible for an unmanned ground vehicle to reach, but UAV research has historically focused on avoiding interactions with the environment. Recent advances in UAV

Development of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for hyper resolution vineyard mapping based on visible, multispectral, and thermal imagery
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Abstract Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are an exciting new remote sensing tool capable of acquiring high resolution spatial data. This study has developed a UAV capable of collecting hyper resolution visible, multispectral and thermal imagery for application to

Probabilistic roadmap based path planning for an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract The emerging area of intelligent unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research has shown rapid development in recent years and offers a great number of research challenges for artificial intelligence. For both military and civil applications, there is a desire to develop

Path planning of unmanned aerial vehicle based on improved gravitational search algorithm
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Abstract Path planning of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is a complicated global optimum problem. In the paper, an improved Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA) was proposed to solve the path planning problem. Gravitational Search Algorithm (GSA) is a newly presented

Nonlinear control of a helicopter based unmanned aerial vehicle model
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Abstract In this paper, output tracking control of a helicopter based unmanned aerial vehicle model is investigated. First, based on Newton-Euler equations, a dynamical model is derived by considering the helicopter as a rigid body upon which a set of forces and

Flight demonstrations of unmanned aerial vehicle swarming concepts
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Robert J. Bamberger Jr., David P. Watson, David H. Scheidt, and Kevin L. Moore pL has been engaged in a number of independent research and development projects over the past 5 years intended to demonstrate the cooperative behaviors of swarms of small, Abstract The structure parameter of temperature, C_ T^ 2, in the lower convective boundary layer was measured using the unmanned mini aerial vehicle M 2 AV. The measurements were carried out on two hot summer days in July 2010 over a heterogeneous land surface We present the prototype of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as a platform for multispectral acquisition. We are connecting the real-world simulation environment and control software to perform flight tests in SIL simulation. The full control system is based on the cascade of PI

Unmanned aerial vehicle speed estimation via nonlinear adaptive observers
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Abstract In this paper the problem of the speed estimation of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle is addressed, when acceleration, the angles and the angular speeds are available for measurement. We focus our analysis on a prototype drone-a 4 rotors helicopter robot-which Abstract This paper presents a nonlinear controller for terrain following of a vertical take-off and landing vehicle (VTOL). The VTOL vehicle is assumed to be a rigid body, equipped with a minimum sensor suite (camera, IMU and barometric altimeter) maneuvering over a

Disaster monitoring and management by the unmanned aerial vehicle technology
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Abstract : In the local small densely populated Taiwan, the recent spates of serious natural disasters have caused loss of lives and property. In view of above, there is important to how to depend on a high flexibility remote sensing technology for disaster monitoring and

6.7 MMAV A Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Mini-UAV) for Meteorological Purposes
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Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAV) form a comparably new area of aeronautical research. This type of aircraft is defined by take-off weights typically less than 500 g and very small dimensions, eg wingspans under 50 cm. Intense research is conducted worldwide to further reduce MAV

Unmanned aerial vehicle data acquisition for damage assessment in hurricane events
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Abstract This paper examines techniques for data collection using an unmanned aerial vehicle to capture building damage resulting from hurricane events. An investigation into an improved procedure and proper parameterization associated with unmanned aerial data

Awareness in unmanned aerial vehicle operations
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Abstract Despite the name Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), humans are integral to UAV operations. Since the UAVs operator interface is the primary facilitator of human- vehicle communication and coordination, an effectively designed interface is critical for successful

Design and integration of an unmanned aerial vehicle navigation system
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This document introduces the applied design and integration methodology used to develop an avionics system that provides navigational and terrain data to the flight computer of a Vertical Take-Off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTOL UAV). The process includes

From motion planning to control-a navigation framework for an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) which can operate autonomously in dynamic and complex operational environments is becoming increasingly more common. While the application domains in which they are currently used are still predominantly

Dynamic model and control of a new quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle with tilt-wing mechanism
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Abstract In this work a dynamic model of a new quadrotor aerial vehicle that is equipped with a tilt-wing mechanism is presented. The vehicle has the capabilities of vertical take- off/landing (VTOL) like a helicopter and flying horizontal like an airplane. Dynamic model of

A review of rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) developments and applications in civil engineering
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Abstract Civil engineers always face the challenge of uncertainty in planning, building, and maintaining infrastructure. These works rely heavily on a variety of surveying and monitoring techniques. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are an effective approach to obtain

Safety, security, and rescue missions with an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav)
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Abstract Several missions with an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in different realistic safety, security, and rescue field tests are presented. First, results from two safety and security missions at the 2009 European Land Robot Trials (ELROB) are presented. A UAV in

Development of an unmanned aerial vehicle piloting system with integrated motion cueing for training and pilot evaluation
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Abstract UAV accidents have been steadily rising as demand and use of these vehicles increases. A critical examination of UAV accidents reveals that human error is a major cause. Advanced autonomous systems capable of eliminating the need for human piloting

Measuring sunflower nitrogen status from an unmanned aerial vehicle -based system and an on the ground device
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Abstract : Precision agriculture recognizes the inherent spatial variability associated with soil characteristics, land morphology and crop growth, and uses this information to prescribe the most appropriate management strategy on a site-specific basis. To reach this task, the

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle -Aided Wireless Sensor Network Deployment System for Post-disaster Monitoring.
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Abstract This paper presents design strategies of using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deploy wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for post-disaster monitoring. Natural disasters are unforeseeable events which cannot be prevented. But some recovery procedures can be

Automation reliability in unmanned aerial vehicle flight control
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Abstract Twenty-four students flew a simulated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) through ten mission legs while searching for targets of opportunity and monitoring system parameters. Participants were assisted by automation which provided auditory alerts in

New development thoughts on the bio-inspired intelligence based control for unmanned combat aerial vehicle
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Abstract Bio-inspired intelligence is in the spotlight in the field of international artificial intelligence, and unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV), owing to its potential to perform dangerous, repetitive tasks in remote and hazardous, is very promising for the technological

A procedure for orthorectification of sub-decimeter resolution imagery obtained with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
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Abstract Digital aerial photography acquired with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has great value for resource management due to flexibility and relatively low cost for image acquisition. The very high resolution imagery (5 cm) allows for mapping bare soil and

Control system development and flight test experience with the MQ-8B fire scout vertical take-off unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV)
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Abstract This paper describes the control system development of the MQ-8B Fire Scout autonomous helicopter. It includes a discussion of the system identification process and some details on implementing the identification output into a six degree of freedom

An operator function taxonomy for unmanned aerial vehicle missions
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This paper details a taxonomy generated for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) missions. Specifically, we examine the primary functions that a human operator would perform for a particular UAV mission within this taxonomy, including mission planning, management, and

Flight trials of a rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle landing autonomously at unprepared sites
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Abstract This paper describes the flight testing and evaluation of technologies for the autonomous landing of a Yamaha RMAX helicopter at non-cooperative sites without the aid of GPS. The Yamaha RMAX used for these flight trials has been modified to include stereo

GSM technology as a communication media for an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are becoming more reliable, autonomous and easier to use with great potential for commercial use in common airspace in the near future. Though autonomous UAVs often do not rely on communication links with the ground

Safety analysis methodology for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) collision avoidance systems
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Abstract The integration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into civil airspace requires new methods of ensuring collision avoidance. Concerns over command and control latency, vehicle performance, reliability of autonomous functions, and interoperability of sense-and-

A low-cost vision based navigation system for small size unmanned aerial vehicle applications
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Abstract A low cost navigation system based on Vision Based Navigation (VBN) and other avionics sensors is presented, which is designed for small size Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) applications. The main objective of our research is to design a compact, lightweight

High altitude long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle of a new generation a design challenge for a low cost, reliable and high performance aircraft
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Abstract This paper describes a design process of HALE PW-114 sensor-craft, developed for high altitude (20 km) long endurance (40 h) surveillance missions. Designed as a blended wing (BW) configuration, to be made of metal and composite materials. Wing

Characterising upland swamps using object-based classification methods and hyper-spatial resolution imagery derived from an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract : Subsidence, resulting from underground coal mining can alter the structure of overlying rock formations changing hydrological conditions and potentially effecting ecological communities found on the surface. Of particular concern are impacts to

Wind tunnel experiments and CFD analysis of Blended Wing Body (BWB) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) at mach 0.1 and mach 0.3
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Abstract : This paper discusses the aerodynamics behavior of a baseline design of a Blended Wing Body (BWB) aircraft developed at MARA University of Technology (UiTM). Two methods of analysis are presented, ie Steady-state, three-dimensional Computational

Surveying a landslide in a road embankment using unmanned aerial vehicle photogrammetry
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Digital camera calibration using images taken from an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract : For calibrating the camera, an accurate determination of the interior orientation parameters is needed. For more accurate results, the calibration images should be taken under conditions that are similar to the field samples. The aim of this work is the

Review of effective vegetation mapping using the UAV ( Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ) method
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Abstract We tried more precise mapping of vegetation using UAV ( unmanned aerial vehicle ), as a new method of creating vegetation maps, and we objected to be clearly the efficient mapping of vegetation using the UAV method by comparing vegetation maps created by

Systems for automated launch and recovery of an unmanned aerial vehicle from ships at sea
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Abstract Sensors and systems for a fully autonomous unmanned helicopter have been developed with the aim of completely automating the landing and launch of a small unmanned helicopter from the deck of a ship. Our approach is novel in that we are targeting

US military unmanned aerial vehicle mishaps: assessment of the role of human factors using HFACS
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METHODS This study protocol was approved by the Brooks City-Base Institutional Review Board in accordance with 32 CFR 219 and AFI 40-402. The study design is a 10-year cross sectional quantitative analysis of UAV mishaps using the DoD Human Factors Analysis and

Autonomous take-off and landing of a low cost unmanned aerial vehicle
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A large number of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) currently in service do not have the capability of performing autonomous take-offs and landings1. Instead, a human pilot is employed to handle these phases of the mission. This is usually done to mitigate risks and

Real-time monitoring system using unmanned aerial vehicle integrated with sensor observation service
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Abstract : The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an emerging technology being adapted for a wide range of applications. Real-time monitoring is essential to enhance the effectiveness of UAV applications. Sensor networks are networks constructed from various

Neural network based feedback linearization control of an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract This paper presents a flight control design for an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) using a nonlinear autoregressive moving average (NARMA-L2) neural network based feedback linearization and output redefinition technique. The UAV investigated is non-

Low cost surveying using an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract : Traditional manned airborne surveys are usually expensive and the resolution of the acquired images is often limited. The main advantage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system acting as a photogrammetric sensor platform over more traditional manned

Actualize of low altitude large scale aerophotography and geodesic base on fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle platform
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Abstract : This paper introduces the key technologies and methods of establishing the aerial photogrammetric system using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UVA) photogrammetry technique for satisfying the increasing need of fast acquiring aerial data. It also introduces

Development of ahrs (attitude and heading reference system) for autonomous uav ( unmanned aerial vehicle )
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1. Background Previous work had been completed on implementing an autopilot system for autonomous aerial vehicle . One of the drawbacks of this autopilot system is the attitude and heading reference. The attitude reference system of the existing system is based on thermal

A flexible runtime system for image processing in a distributed computational environment for an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract A runtime system for implementation of image processing operations is presented. It is designed for working in a flexible and distributed environment related to the software architecture of a newly developed UAV system. The software architecture is characterized at

Autonomous take-off and landing of a fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract The successful design and practical demonstration of controllers required for autonomous take-off and landing of a fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle is presented. The project serves as an extension to the autonomous navigation autopilot developed in 1 All

Chinas Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Industry
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Disclaimer: This paper is the product of professional research performed by staff of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission, and was prepared at the request of the Commission to support its deliberations. Posting of the report to the Commissions website is intended to promote

Three-dimensional multi-constraint route planning of unmanned aerial vehicle low-altitude penetration based on coevolutionary multi-agent genetic algorithm
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Abstract To address the issue of premature convergence and slow convergence rate in three- dimensional (3D) route planning of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) low-altitude penetration, a novel route planning method was proposed. First and foremost, a coevolutionary multi- The dynamics of the swashplate mechanism of the CL-327, anUnmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with a Vertical Take-Off-and-Landing (VTOL) ability is discussed in this paper, the underlying kinematicshaving been discussed in an earlier paper. The CL-327 (Guardian) is Abstract This paper introduces the developed UAV system for low cost operation and an EOS (Electro Optical System) laboratory. This paper highlights an autonomous navigation system based on microcontrollers that can track a target using images, take three-

Development of an experimental tilt-wing VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
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Page 1. DEVELOPMENT OF AN EXPERIMENTAL TILT-WING VTOL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE JACOB VENTER THESIS PRESENTED IN PARTIAL FULFILMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ELECTRICAL AND

Preliminary Design of Baseline-II Blended Wing-Body (BWB) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV): Achieving Higher Aerodynamic Efficiency Through Planform
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Abstract The purposes of proposing blended wing-body aircrafts (BWB) as replacement to conventionally-designed aircrafts for air transport purposes are to take advantage on increasing lift force due to larger effective lifting area per wing span and reducing drag force

-based and balloon measurements of the size distribution and nature of atmospheric particles Part 2: First results from balloon and unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract In a companion (Part 1) paper (Renard et al., 2015), we have described and evaluated a new versatile optical particle counter/sizer named LOAC (Light Optical Aerosols Counter) based on scattering measurements at angles of 12 and 60. that allows some

Fault-tolerant flight control and guidance systems for a small unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract In this thesis, novel approaches for fault-tolerant flight control systems are investigated. This work focuses on developing algorithms for a small unmanned aerial vehicle . Therefore, the algorithms are designed to be modular, interchangeable, and highly

The suitability of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the evaluation of experimental fields and crops
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Abstract The aim of this study was to assess the possibility of monitoring experimental plots by using a remote-controlled flying model adapted to perform low altitude non-metric photographs. In the first part of the paper, the advantages and disadvantages of a moto-

A modular framework for fast prototyping of cooperative unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are gaining increasing interest thanks to their flexibility and versatility. However, these systems are very complex and a good simulation platform is needed. In this paper, a new Framework for simulation and fast prototyping of

Quad-rotor unmanned aerial vehicle
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Executive Summary Unmanned aerial vehicles are aircrafts capable of flight without an on- board operator. Such vehicles can be controlled remotely by an operator on the ground, or autonomously via a pre-programmed flight path. UAVs are already being used by the

A 3d interface for an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract The Defence Technology Agency (DTA) of the New Zealand Defence Force is developing a remotely controlled aircraft to provide reconnaissance for units in the field. In this paper we describe the development of a real-time 3D interface for this aircraft which is

Altarica and event-b models for operational safety analysis: Unmanned aerial vehicle case study
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Abstract This paper presents a method to analyse the operational safety of complex systems and the application of this method to an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The method relies on the complementary use of AltaRica and Event-B models. On the one hand, the AltaRica

Swarming Algorithm for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Quadrotors in Swarm Behavior for Aggregation Foraging Formation and Tracking
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This paper presents the fusion of swarm behavior in multi robotic system specifically the quadrotors unmanned aerial vehicle (QUAV) operations. This study directed on using robot swarms because of its key feature of decentralized processing amongst its member. This

Multidisciplinary design optimization of long endurance unmanned aerial vehicle wing
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Abstract : The preliminary wing design of a low speed, long endurance UAV is formulated as a two step optimization problem. The first step performs a single objective aerodynamic optimization and the second step involves a coupled dual objective aerodynamic and

A surveillance system using small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) related technologies
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The 2011 Tohoku Earthquake triggered a re-evaluation of the importance of quick appraisal of the initial situation fol- lowing a large-scale disaster. Although existing aircraft are usable in a widespread disaster situation, their use immediately after a disaster may encounter problems

Adaptive neural network for a Quadrotor unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract A new adaptive neural control scheme for quadrotor helicopter stabilization at the presence of sinusoidal disturbance is proposed in this paper. The adaptive control classical laws such e-modification presents some limitations in particular when persistent

Mapping crop status from an unmanned aerial vehicle for precision agriculture applications
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Abstract : Remote sensing system mounted on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) could provide a complementary means to the conventional satellite and aerial remote sensing solutions especially for the applications of precision agriculture. UAV remote sensing offers

Demonstration of submarine control of an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Imagine the benefit of giving a forward-deployed fast-attack submarine operating in the shallow littoral zone a 25,000-ft-high, movable periscope (say, out to 100 nmi from the submarine). The stealthy submarine would now be able to extend its eyes far out to sea Abstract The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for military, scientific, and civilian sectors are increasing drastically in recent years. This study presents algorithms for the visual-servo control of an UAV, in which a quadrotor helicopter has been stabilized with

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology for large scale mapping
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Abstract Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) system is becoming useful and popular to solve problem in many applications and fields. This study utilizes UAV system for large scale mapping. The first objective of this study is to investigate the use of light weight rotary-wing

An evaluation on different number of ground control points in unmanned aerial vehicle photogrammetric block
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Abstract : This paper presents a novel method of unmanned aerial vehicle image processing using photogrammetric technique. The study area consist different slope class which involves undulating area around the Skudai area, Malaysia. All photogrammetric

Vision-based following of structures using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
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Abstract : Inspecting and monitoring oil-gas pipelines, roads, bridges, canals are very important in ensuring the reliability and life expectancy of these civil systems. An autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can decrease the operational costs, expedite

Unmanned aerial vehicle research at Monash University
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Summary: Research related to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has become very popular within universities globally largely because of the wide range of engineering challenges they pose. Other researchers are interested in the use of UAVs in support of their own

Autonomous control of running takeoff and landing for a fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicle .
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Abstract This paper concerns about automatic flight control strategies for the running takeoff and landing of fixed-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Firstly, a dynamic model of fixed-wing UAVs is developed. Then the takeoff and landing control strategies are

Quadrotor an unmanned aerial vehicle
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Abstract -The usage of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) has grown drastically because of their ability to operate in dangerous locations while keeping their human operators at a safe distance. UAVs are widely used in military operations nowadays because of their reliability,

Hardware-in-the-loop test platform for a small fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicle embedded controller
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Future research directions include expanding the HIL system to also include the yaw axis, and testing different types of autopilot algorithms. Automation of small UAVs using a low cost MEMS sensor and embedded
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