Sense and Avoid in UAS: Research and Applications

Sense and Avoid in UAS: Research and Applications

Editor(s): Plamen Angelov

Published Online: 11 APR 2012 07:48PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470979754

Online ISBN: 9781119964049

DOI: 10.1002/9781119964049

About this Book

There is increasing interest in the potential of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and MAV (Micro Air Vehicle) technology and their wide ranging applications including defence missions, reconnaissance and surveillance, border patrol, disaster zone assessment and atmospheric research. High investment levels from the military sector globally is driving research and development and increasing the viability of autonomous platforms as replacements for the remotely piloted vehicles more commonly in use.

UAV/UAS pose a number of new challenges, with the autonomy and in particular collision avoidance, detect and avoid, or sense and avoid, as the most challenging one, involving both regulatory and technical issues. 

Sense and Avoid in UAS: Research and Applications covers the problem of detect, sense and avoid in UAS (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) in depth and combines the theoretical and application results by leading academics and researchers from industry and academia.

Key features:

  • Presents a holistic view of the sense and avoid problem in the wider application of autonomous systems
  • Includes information on human factors, regulatory issues and navigation, control, aerodynamics and physics aspects of the sense and avoid problem in UAS
  • Provides professional, scientific and reliable content that is easy to understand, and
  • Includes contributions from leading engineers and researchers in the field

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–34)

      George Limnaios, Nikos Tsourveloudis and Kimon P. Valavanis

  2. Part II: Regulatory Issues and Human Factors

    1. Chapter 4

      Regulations and Requirements (pages 85–117)

      Xavier Prats, Jorge Ramírez, Luis Delgado and Pablo Royo

    2. Chapter 5

      Human Factors in UAV (pages 119–142)

      Marie Cahillane, Chris Baber and Caroline Morin

  3. Part III: SAA Methodologies

  4. Part IV: SAA Applications

    1. Chapter 10

      See and Avoid Using Onboard Computer Vision (pages 265–294)

      John Lai, Jason J. Ford, Luis Mejias, Peter O'Shea and Rod Walker

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