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Autonomous Vehicles

Edited by George Dekoulis

Aerospace Engineering Institute

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Navigation systems sensing and tracking systems robotic vehicles multi-vehicle systems intelligent transport systems (ITS) radar electric vehicles unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs)

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This book will analyze recent state-of-the-art innovations within the broader area of Autonomous Vehicles. Navigation is achieved using a mixture of the following techniques: localization and mapping, path planning, sensing and tracking systems, identification and motion control, coordinated and cooperative control, position and velocity estimation, GNSS, GPS, INS and Kalman filtering. Various components assist autonomous navigation, such as: simulation, reconfigurable parallel processing, neural networks, machine learning, cyber-secure communications protocols, smart sensors, thermal cameras, radars, sonar, 3D laser scanners, high resolution mapping, SLAM, collision avoidance techniques, traction control, vehicle dynamics and safety, batteries, fuel-cells and motors. Applications exist in the following areas: micro-robots, robotic vehicles, multi-vehicle systems, electric and hybrid vehicles, automotive engineering, surveillance systems, intelligent transport systems (ITS), remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs), autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), rockets, aerospace engineering and space engineering. We hope this book will be beneficial to both professionals, researchers and academicians and, moreover, to inspire the younger generations into pursuing relevant academic studies and professional careers within the Autonomous Vehicle field.

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Date completed: April 11th 2018

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Expected publication date: November 18th 2018

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George Dekoulis

Professor
Aerospace Engineering Institute

Prof. George Dekoulis received a PhD in Space Engineering and Communications from Lancaster University, UK, in 2007. He was awarded a 1st Class BEng (Hons) in Communications Engineering from De Montfort University, UK, in 2001. He received several awards from STFC, UK and EPSRC, UK and the “IET Hudswell International Research Scholarship”. He is currently a professor at Aerospace Engineering Institute (AEI), Cyprus. He has previously worked as a professor in Aerospace Engineering at various Departments, such as Space and Planetary Physics, Aeronautical and Space Engineering, Professional Flight, Robotics, Mechatronics, Computer Engineering, Electrical and Electronics, Computer Science, and, Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on the design on reconfigurable Aerospace Engineering systems.

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