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Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Editor By: Richard Blockley, Wei Shyy, Ella Atkins, Anibal Ollero, Antonios Tsourdos
  • ISBN: 9781118866450
  • Publisher: Wiley Publishing
  • Publication Date: January 24, 2017
  • Format: Hardback – 728 pages
  • Language: English


Covering the design, development, operation and mission profiles of unmanned aircraft systems, this single, comprehensive volume forms a complete, stand-alone reference on the topic. The volume integrates with the online Wiley Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, providing many new and updated articles for existing subscribers to that work.

Table of Contents
  1. Contributors vii
  2. Foreword xiii
  3. Preface xv
  4. Part 1: Introductory 1
    1. UAS Uses, Capabilities, Grand Challenges 3
  5. Part 2: Missions 15
    1. Remote Sensing Methodology for Unmanned Aerial Systems 17
    2. Autonomous Parachute-Based Precision Delivery Systems 29
    3. Networked Multiple UAS 53
    4. Weapons Integration 63
  6. Part 3: Airframe Configurations 73
    1. Classes and Missions of UAVs 75
    2. Launch of UAVs 85
    3. Recovery of UAVs 93
    4. Development of Centimeter-Sized Aerial Vehicles 101
  7. Part 4: UAS Design and Subsystems 111
    1. Overview of UAS Control Stations 113
    2. Propulsion Systems 125
    3. Power Generation and Energy Management 133
    4. Control System Mechanization 153
  8. Part 5: Autonomy 165
    1. Relative Navigation in GPS-Degraded Environments 167
    2. Target Detection and Mission Planning Based on Pigeon-Inspired Optimization 177
    3. Autonomy Architectures 197
    4. Obstacle Avoidance: Static Obstacles 211
    5. Guided Weapon and UAV Navigation and Path-Planning 217
    6. Embedded UAS Autopilot and Sensor Systems 231
  9. Part 6: Control 249
    1. Modeling and Frequency-Domain Parameter Identification of a Small-Scale Flybarless Unmanned Helicopter 251
    2. Trajectory Planning and Guidance 279
    3. Sensor Fusion 295
  10. Part 7: Human Oversight 317
    1. Function Allocation between Human and Automation and between Air and Ground 319
    2. Coordination with Manned Aircraft and Air Traffic Control 327
    3. Aircraft Pilot and Operator Interfaces 335
  11. Part 8: Multi-Vehicle Cooperation and Coordination 345
    1. Multi-UAV Cooperation 347
    2. Coordinated Standoff Tracking of Moving Ground Targets Using Multiple UAVs 357
    3. Distributed Situational Awareness and Control 371
    4. Cooperative Search, Reconnaissance, Surveillance 383
    5. UAV Swarms: Decision-Making Paradigms 397
    6. Integrated Health Monitoring for Multiple Air Vehicles 411
    7. Cooperative Control for Multiple Air Vehicles 425
    8. Flight Formation Control 435
  12. Part 9: Airspace Access 447
    1. Operational Profiles of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the Context of the US Regulatory Regime 449
    2. High Altitude: Among and Above Commercial Transport 465
    3. Low-Altitude Rural to Urban Unmanned Aircraft System Operations 475
    4. UAS in the Terminal Area: Challenges and Opportunities 489
    5. Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations in US Airspace 507
    6. Aircraft Communications and Networking 523
    7. Sense-and-Avoid System Based on Radar and Cooperative Sensors 533
    8. Standards and Interoperability: A Systems Engineering Perspective 547
  13. Part 10: Integration Issues: Safety, Security, Privacy 559
    1. Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) – Regulatory Policy and Processes: A Moving Landscape – A US Perspective 561
    2. Requirements: Levels of Safety 579
    3. Insurance as a Mission Enabler 589
    4. Fail-Safe Systems from a UAS Guidance Perspective 599
    5. UAS Reliability and Risk Analysis 615
    6. Sense and Avoid: Systems and Methods 627
    7. System and Cyber Security: Requirements, Modeling, and Management 637
    8. Social and Legal Issues 651
  14. Subject Index 661
Editor(s) Description

Richard H. Blockley, Aerospace Consultant, Cranfield University, UK and formerly Head of Technical Programmes, BAE Systems, Farnborough, UK.

Wei Shyy, Provost and Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, China.

Ella Atkins, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. Former chair of the AIAA Intelligent Systems Technical Committee, AIAA Associate Fellow, served on the National Academy’s Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board (ASEB) 2011-2015.

Anibal Ollero, Center for Advanced Aerospace Technologies, University of Seville, Spain. Co-chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, member of the Board of Directors and coordinator of the Aerial Robotics Topic Group of euRobotics and president of the Spanish Society for Research and Development in Robotics.

Antonios Tsourdos, Professor and Head of the Centre for Autonomous and Cyberphysical System, Cranfield University, UK. Vice-Chair of the IFAC Technical Committees on Aerospace Control, member of the IFAC Technical Committee on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles and the AIAA Unmanned Systems Program Committee.

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