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Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

  • Guowei Cai
  • Ben M. Chen
  • Tong Heng Lee

Part of the Advances in Industrial Control book series (AIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 1-21
  3. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 23-34
  4. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 35-57
  5. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 59-81
  6. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 83-96
  7. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 97-135
  8. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 137-160
  9. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 161-178
  10. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 179-203
  11. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 205-221
  12. Guowei Cai, Ben M. Chen, Tong Heng Lee
    Pages 223-254
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 255-270

About this book

Introduction

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems explores the research and development of fully-functional miniature rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and provides a complete treatment of their design. The unmanned system is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing, and control areas. It is a useful testing ground for trialing and implementing modern control techniques despite the challenges introduced by the limitations on direct scalability between the systems of a small-scale rotorcraft and those of its full-scale counterpart. Included are detailed expositions of:

  • systematic hardware construction;
  • software systems integration;
  • aerodynamic modeling; and
  • automatic flight control system design.

Emphasis is placed on the cooperative control and flight formation of multiple UAVs, vision-based ground-target tracking, and landing on moving platforms. Other issues such as the development of indoor micro aerial vehicles (that have to operate without access to a global positioning system) and vision-based navigation are also discussed in depth. The text is rounded out with a presentation of possible future research directions for relevant fields of study.

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems will be of great value to practicing engineers in aerospace-related industries and to academic researchers from aerospace, electrical or mechanical engineering backgrounds working on the development of unmanned systems.

Keywords

Aerial Vehicles Aerodynamic Modeling Automatic Flight Control Cooperative Control Cross000 Flight Control Helicopters Miniature Helicopters OJ1412 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Authors and affiliations

  • Guowei Cai
    • 1
  • Ben M. Chen
    • 2
  • Tong Heng Lee
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Dept. Electrical & Computer EngineeringNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-85729-635-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-634-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-635-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1430-9491
  • Series Online ISSN 2193-1577
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