Selected papers from the 2nd International Symposium on UAVs, Reno, Nevada, U.S.A. June 8–10, 2009 [electronic resource] / edited by Kimon P. Valavanis, Randal Beard, Paul Oh, Aníbal Ollero, Leslie A. Piegl, Hyunchui Shim.

By: Valavanis, Kimon P [editor.]Contributor(s): Beard, Randal [editor.] | Oh, Paul [editor.] | Ollero, Aníbal [editor.] | Piegl, Leslie A [editor.] | Shim, Hyunchui [editor.] | SpringerLink (Online service)Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2010Description: Approx. 595 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789048187645Subject(s): Engineering | Systems theory | Engineering design | Computer engineering | Engineering | Control, Robotics, Mechatronics | Systems Theory, Control | Engineering Design | Electrical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 629.8 LOC classification: TJ210.2-211.495TJ163.12Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Editorial -- Accurate Modeling and Robust Hovering Control for a Quad-rotor VTOL Aircraft -- Modeling and System Identification of the muFly Micro Helicopter -- Vision-based Position Control of a Two-rotor VTOL miniUAV -- A Survey of Motion Planning Algorithms from the Perspective of Autonomous UAV Guidance -- An Efficient Path Planning and Control Algorithm for RUAV’s in Unknown and Cluttered Environments -- On the Generation of Trajectories for Multiple UAVs in Environments with Obstacles -- Integration of Path/Maneuver Planning in Complex Environments for Agile Maneuvering UCAVs -- A Cost Effective Tracking System for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems -- Vision-Based Road-Following Using Proportional Navigation -- A Vision-Based Automatic Landing Method for Fixed-Wing UAVs -- A Vision-Based Guidance System for UAV Navigation and Safe Landing using Natural Landmarks -- Autonomous Vision-Based Helicopter Flights Through Obstacle Gates -- Exploring the Effect of Obscurants on Safe Landing Zone Identification -- Low-Cost Visual Tracking of a Landing Place and Hovering Flight Control with a Microcontroller -- Landing and Perching on Vertical Surfaces with Microspines for Small Unmanned Air Vehicles -- Automating Human Thought Processes for a UAV Forced Landing -- Autonomous Autorotation of Unmanned Rotorcraft using Nonlinear Model Predictive Control -- Multimodal Interface Technologies for UAV Ground Control Stations -- Multi-UAV Simulator Utilizing X-Plane -- UAS Flight Simulation with Hardware-in-the-loop Testing and Vision Generation -- Multi-UAV Cooperation and Control for Load Transportation and Deployment -- Flyphone: Visual Self-Localisation Using a Mobile Phone as Onboard Image Processor on a Quadrocopter -- A Rotary-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle for Aquatic Weed Surveillance and Management -- Development and Evaluation of a Chase View for UAV Operations in Cluttered Environments -- Design Methodology of a Hybrid Propulsion Driven Electric Powered Miniature Tailsitter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.
In: Springer eBooksSummary: This book contains peer reviewed paper reprints from the 2nd International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, June 2009. It covers the latest advances in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Modeling, Control and Identification; UAS Navigation, Path Planning and Tracking; UAS Vision and Vision-Based Systems; UAS Landing and Forced Landing; Simulation Platforms and Testbeds; and UAS Applications. The volume brings together the latest research findings from the rapidly evolving and expanding area of UAS, along with current technical challenges and future needs that need be overcome in order to utilize fully unmanned aviation in civilian/public domain applications. This work is suitable for the researcher and scientist, the practitioner, the novice and the UAV user. It may also serve as a reference text for graduate level special topic courses in UAVs. Also published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Volume 57, Issues 1-4, 2010.
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Editorial -- Accurate Modeling and Robust Hovering Control for a Quad-rotor VTOL Aircraft -- Modeling and System Identification of the muFly Micro Helicopter -- Vision-based Position Control of a Two-rotor VTOL miniUAV -- A Survey of Motion Planning Algorithms from the Perspective of Autonomous UAV Guidance -- An Efficient Path Planning and Control Algorithm for RUAV’s in Unknown and Cluttered Environments -- On the Generation of Trajectories for Multiple UAVs in Environments with Obstacles -- Integration of Path/Maneuver Planning in Complex Environments for Agile Maneuvering UCAVs -- A Cost Effective Tracking System for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems -- Vision-Based Road-Following Using Proportional Navigation -- A Vision-Based Automatic Landing Method for Fixed-Wing UAVs -- A Vision-Based Guidance System for UAV Navigation and Safe Landing using Natural Landmarks -- Autonomous Vision-Based Helicopter Flights Through Obstacle Gates -- Exploring the Effect of Obscurants on Safe Landing Zone Identification -- Low-Cost Visual Tracking of a Landing Place and Hovering Flight Control with a Microcontroller -- Landing and Perching on Vertical Surfaces with Microspines for Small Unmanned Air Vehicles -- Automating Human Thought Processes for a UAV Forced Landing -- Autonomous Autorotation of Unmanned Rotorcraft using Nonlinear Model Predictive Control -- Multimodal Interface Technologies for UAV Ground Control Stations -- Multi-UAV Simulator Utilizing X-Plane -- UAS Flight Simulation with Hardware-in-the-loop Testing and Vision Generation -- Multi-UAV Cooperation and Control for Load Transportation and Deployment -- Flyphone: Visual Self-Localisation Using a Mobile Phone as Onboard Image Processor on a Quadrocopter -- A Rotary-wing Unmanned Air Vehicle for Aquatic Weed Surveillance and Management -- Development and Evaluation of a Chase View for UAV Operations in Cluttered Environments -- Design Methodology of a Hybrid Propulsion Driven Electric Powered Miniature Tailsitter Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.

This book contains peer reviewed paper reprints from the 2nd International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, June 2009. It covers the latest advances in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Modeling, Control and Identification; UAS Navigation, Path Planning and Tracking; UAS Vision and Vision-Based Systems; UAS Landing and Forced Landing; Simulation Platforms and Testbeds; and UAS Applications. The volume brings together the latest research findings from the rapidly evolving and expanding area of UAS, along with current technical challenges and future needs that need be overcome in order to utilize fully unmanned aviation in civilian/public domain applications. This work is suitable for the researcher and scientist, the practitioner, the novice and the UAV user. It may also serve as a reference text for graduate level special topic courses in UAVs. Also published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, Volume 57, Issues 1-4, 2010.

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