The area of UAS has seen unprecedented levels of growth over the last decade, and it is also expected to be one of the most dominant areas of research and development in the future. Although the main focus of UAS applications was in military domains, we no..
The design of manned aircraft and the design of UAVs have some similarities and some differences. They include the design process, constraints (e.g., g-load, pressurization), and UAV main components (autopilot, ground station, communication, sensors, and p..
The goal is to reach continuous coverage. UAV continuous coverage of a target area is crucial for the success of an ISR mission. Even the smallest coverage gap may jeopardize the success of the mission. Ideally it is desirable to obtain continuous coverage..
It addresses the air vehicle, mission planning and control, several types of mission payloads, data links and how they interact with mission performance, and launch and recovery concepts. This book provides enough information to encourage a student to lear..
Previous work includes theoretical development of detection and attack probabilities while taking into account known enemy presence within the search environment. Simulations have been able to transform these theories into code to predict the UAV performan..
This effort--designated the High-AltitudeEndurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration(HAE UAV ACTD) program--applied an innovative acquisition strategy to thedevelopment of two UAVs: one conventionally configured (Global Hawk..
Recently, however, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), in conjunction with the Defense Airborne Reconnaissance Office, launched an effort -- designated the High-Altitude Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Advanced concept Technology Demon..
Both researchers and companies have a growing interest in improving this type of vehicle given their many civilian and military applications.This book presents the state of the art in the area of UAV Flight Formation. The coordination and robust consensus ..