Theory, Design, and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Theory, Design, and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

1st Edition

By A. R. Jha, Ph.D.

CRC Press

294 pages | 48 B/W Illus.

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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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical