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Theory, Design, and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

ISBN 9780367574239
Published June 30, 2020 by CRC Press
316 Pages

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Book Description

This book provides a complete overview of the theory, design, and applications of unmanned aerial vehicles. It covers the basics, including definitions, attributes, manned vs. unmanned, design considerations, life cycle costs, architecture, components, air vehicle, payload, communications, data link, and ground control stations. Chapters cover types and civilian roles, sensors and characteristics, alternative power, communications and data links, conceptual design, human machine interface, sense and avoid systems, civil airspace issues and integration efforts, navigation, autonomous control, swarming, and future capabilities.

Table of Contents

UAS Basics. UAS Types & Civilian Roles. UAS Sensors & Characteristics. Alternative Power. Communications & Data Links. UAS Conceptual Design. Human Machine Interface. Sense and Avoid Systems. UAS Civil Airspace Issues. Civil Airspace Integration Efforts. UAS Navigation. Autonomous Control. UAS Swarming. Future Capabilities.

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A. R. Jha