Unmanned Aircraft Systems

International Symposium On Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAV’08

  • Kimon P. Valavanis
  • Paul Oh
  • Les A. Piegl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Kimon P. Valavanis, Paul Oh, Les Piegl
    Pages 1-2
  3. Eric W. Frew, Timothy X. Brown
    Pages 21-37
  4. Nicolás Peña, David Scarlatti, Aníbal Ollero
    Pages 39-59
  5. Richard S. Stansbury, Manan A. Vyas, Timothy A. Wilson
    Pages 61-78
  6. Pascual Campoy, Juan F. Correa, Ivan Mondragón, Carol Martínez, Miguel Olivares, Luis Mejías et al.
    Pages 105-135
  7. F. Caballero, L. Merino, J. Ferruz, A. Ollero
    Pages 137-161
  8. Ryan T. Anderson, Girish Chowdhary, Eric N. Johnson
    Pages 183-199
  9. Dario Schafroth, Samir Bouabdallah, Christian Bermes, Roland Siegwart
    Pages 245-260
  10. A. Mancini, A. Cesetti, A. Iualè, E. Frontoni, P. Zingaretti, S. Longhi
    Pages 307-329
  11. Ali Haydar Göktoǧan, Salah Sukkarieh
    Pages 331-357
  12. Emanuel Stingu, Frank L. Lewis
    Pages 387-406
  13. David Hyunchul Shim, Jae-Sup Han, Hong-Tae Yeo
    Pages 407-421
  14. R. D. Garcia, K. P. Valavanis
    Pages 423-454
  15. S. Salazar, H. Romero, R. Lozano, P. Castillo
    Pages 455-470
  16. G. Astuti, G. Giudice, D. Longo, C. D. Melita, G. Muscato, A. Orlando
    Pages 471-494
  17. François C. J. Allaire, Mohamed Tarbouchi, Gilles Labonté, Giovanni Fusina
    Pages 495-510

About this book


Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have seen unprecedented levels of growth during the last decade in both military and civilian domains. It is anticipated that civilian applications will be dominant in the future, although there are still barriers to be overcome and technical challenges to be met. Integrating UAS into, for example, civilian space, navigation, autonomy, see-detect-and-avoid systems, smart designs, system integration, vision-based navigation and training, to name but a few areas, will be of prime importance in the near future.

This special volume is the outcome of research presented at the International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, held in Orlando, Florida, USA, from June 23-25, 2008, and presents state-of-the-art findings on topics such as: UAS operations and integration into the national airspace system; UAS navigation and control; micro-, mini-, small UAVs; UAS simulation testbeds and frameworks; UAS research platforms and applications; UAS applications.

This book aims at serving as a guide tool on UAS for engineers and practitioners, academics, government agencies and industry.

Previously published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 54 (1-3, 2009).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kimon P. Valavanis
    • 1
  • Paul Oh
    • 2
  • Les A. Piegl
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.Applied Engineering TechnologyDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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