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A First Course in Aerial Robots and Drones



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ISBN 9780367631383
February 24, 2022 Forthcoming by Chapman and Hall/CRC
232 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

A First Course in Aerial Robots and Drones provides an accessible and student friendly introduction to aerial robots and drones. Drones figure prominently as opportunities for students to learn various aspects of aerospace engineering and design. Drones offer an enticing entry point for STEM studies. As the use of drones in STEM studies grows, there is an emerging generation of drone pilots who are not just good at flying, but experts in specific niches, such as mapping or thermography.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on algorithms that are currently used to solve diverse problems.
  • Enables students to solve problems and improve their science skills.
  • Introduces difficult concepts with simple, accessible examples.

Suitable for undergraduate students, this textbook provides students and other readers with methods for solving problems and improving their science skills.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Components of UAVs

Flight Mechanics

Aircraft performance

Avionics

Theory

Flight Operations

Safety systems

Conclusions

Bibliography

Terminology

Index

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Biography

Yasmina Bestaoui Sebbane (1960–2018) was a full professor in Automatic and Robotics at the University of Evry, Val d’Essonne (France,) where she also served as the department head (2006–2015). She was an Academic Palms recipient (2017) and led and contributed to many scientific committees and collaborations with other universities to create new teaching courses. She earned her PhD in Control and Computer Engineering from ´ Ecole Nationale Sup´erieure de M´ecanique, Nantes, France, in 1989 (currently ´ Ecole Central de Nantes), and her Research Advisor Qualification (HDR: Habilitation to Direct Research) in Robotics from the University of Evry, France, in 2000. Her research interests included control,planning, and decision-making of unmanned systems, particularly unmanned aerial vehicles and robots.