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Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Aerial Vehicles

Edited by T. M. Lam

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

This book contains 35 chapters written by experts in developing techniques for making aerial vehicles more intelligent, more reliable, more flexible in use, and safer in operation.It will also serve as an inspiration for further improvement of the design and application of aeral vehicles. The advanced techniques and research described here may also be applicable to other high-tech areas such as robotics, avionics, vetronics, and space.

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Aerial VehiclesEdited by T. M. Lam

Published: January 1st 2009

DOI: 10.5772/98

ISBN: 978-953-7619-41-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5741-0

Copyright year: 2009

Books open for chapter submissions

138327 Total Chapter Downloads

114 Crossref Citations

124 Web of Science Citations

172 Dimensions Citations


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1. Design and Development of a Fly-by-Wireless UAV Platform

By Paulo Carvalhal, Cristina Santos, Manuel Ferreira, Luis Silva and Jose Afonso


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2. Combining Occupancy Grids with a Polygonal Obstacle World Model for Autonomous Flights

By Franz Andert and Lukas Goormann


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3. Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) for Bio-Inspired Visuo-Motor Control Systems Applied to Micro-Air Vehicles

By Fabrice Aubepart, Julien Serres, Antoine Dilly, Franck Ruffier and Nicolas Franceschini


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4. Advanced UAV Trajectory Generation: Planning and Guidance

By Antonio Barrientos, Pedro Gutierrez and Julian Colorado


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5. Modelling and Control Prototyping of Unmanned Helicopters

By Jaime del-Cerro, Antonio Barrientos and Alexander Martinez


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6. Stabilization of Scale Model Vertical Take-off and Landing Vehicles without Velocity Measurements

By Bertrand Sylvain, Hamel Tarek and Piet-Lahanier Helene


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7. Flight Control System Design Optimisation via Genetic Programming

By Anna Bourmistrova and Sergey Khantsis


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8. Fly-the-Camera Perspective: Control of a Remotely Operated Quadrotor UAV and Camera Unit

By DongBin Lee; Timothy C. Burg; Darren M. Dawson and Guenther Dorn


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9. A Flight Strategy for Intelligent Aerial Vehicles Learned from Dragonfly

By Zheng Hu and Xinyan Deng


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10. DC Supply System Detector of UAV

By Qiongjian Fan, Zhong Yang, Jiang Cui and Chunlin Shen


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11. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Formation Flight Using Sliding Mode Disturbance Observers

By Galzi Damien


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12. Autonomous Formation Flight: Design and Experiments

By Yu Gu, Giampiero Campa, Brad Seanor, Srikanth Gururajan and Marcello R. Napolitano


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13. Vibration-Induced PM Noise in Oscillators and Its Suppression

By Archita Hati, Craig Nelson and David Howe


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14. Neural Network Control and Wireless Sensor Network-based Localization of Quadrotor UAV Formations

By Travis Dierks and S. Jagannathan


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15. Asymmetric Hovering Flapping Flight: a Computational Study

By Jardin Thierry, Farcy Alain and David Laurent


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16. UAV Path Planning in Search Operations

By Farzad Kamrani and Rassul Ayani


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17. Optimal Circular Flight of Multiple UAVs for Target Tracking in Urban Areas

By Jongrae Kim and Yoonsoo Kim


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18. Stiffness-Force Feedback in UAV Tele-Operation

By T. M. Lam, M. Mulder and M. M. van Paassen


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19. Objectively Optimized Earth Observing Systems

By David John Lary


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20. Performance Evaluation of an Unmanned Airborne Vehicle Multi-Agent System

By Zhaotong Lian and Abhijit Deshmukh


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21. Forced Landing Technologies for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Towards Safer Operations

By Luis Mejias, Daniel Fitzgerald, Pillar Eng and Xi Liu


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22. Design Considerations for Long Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

By Johan Meyer, Francois du Plessis and Willem Clarke


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23. Tracking a Moving Target from a Moving Camera with Rotation-Compensated Imagery

By Luiz G. B. Mirisola and Jorge Dias


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24. An Open Architecture for the Integration of UAV Civil Applications

By E. Pastor, C. Barrado, P. Royo, J. Lopez and E. Santamaria


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25. Design, Implement and Testing of a Rotorcraft UAV System

By Juntong Qi, Dalei Song, Lei Dai and Jianda Han


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26. Attitude and Position Control of a Flapping Micro Aerial Vehicle

By Hala Rifai, Nicolas Marchand and Guylaine Poulin


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27. UAV Trajectory Planning for Static and Dynamic Environments

By Jose J. Ruz, Orlando Arevalo, Gonzalo Pajares and Jesus M. de la Cruz


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28. Modelling and Identification of Flight Dynamics in Mini-Helicopters Using Neural Networks

By Rodrigo San Martin Munoz, Claudio Rossi and Antonio Barrientos Cruz


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29. An Evasive Maneuvering Algorithm for UAVs in Sense-and-Avoid Situations

By David Hyunchul Shim


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30. UAS Safety in Non-Segregated Airspace

By Alan Simpson, Vicky Brennan and Joanne Stoker


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31. A Vision-based Steering Control System for Aerial Vehicles

By Stephane Viollet, Lubin Kerhuel and Nicolas Franceschini


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32. Robust Path-Following for UAV Using Pure Pursuit Guidance

By Takeshi Yamasaki, Hiroyuki Takano and Yoriaki Baba


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33. Flapping Wings with Micro Sensors and Flexible Framework to Modify the Aerodynamic Forces of a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV)

By Lung-Jieh Yang


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34. Autonomous Guidance of UAVs for Real-Time Target Tracking in Adversarial Environments

By Ugur Zengin and Atilla Dogan


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35. Optic Flow Based Visual Guidance: From Flying Insects to Miniature Aerial Vehicles

By Nicolas Franceschini, Franck Ruffier, Julien Serres and Stephane Viollet


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

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