1. Introduction

  1. Plamen Angelov
  1. George Limnaios1,
  2. Nikos Tsourveloudis1 and
  3. Kimon P. Valavanis2

Published Online: 11 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119964049.ch1

Sense and Avoid in UAS: Research and Applications

Sense and Avoid in UAS: Research and Applications

How to Cite

Limnaios, G., Tsourveloudis, N. and Valavanis, K. P. (2012) Introduction, in Sense and Avoid in UAS: Research and Applications (ed P. Angelov), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119964049.ch1

Editor Information

  1. School of Computing and Communications, Lancaster University, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece

  2. 2

    University of Denver, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 13 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470979754

Online ISBN: 9781119964049



  • UAV versus UAS;
  • unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone;
  • pilotless aircraft, without passengers;
  • UAS system elements, in three segments;
  • UAVs and military, and future military scenarios;
  • UAS for aerial surveillance, of dangerous environments;
  • US DoD, and UAS in military use;
  • fault tolerance in UAS;
  • UAS design cycle, and reliability improvement


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • UAV versus UAS

  • Historical Perspective on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • UAV Classification

  • UAV Applications

  • UAS Market Overview

  • UAS Future Challenges

  • Fault Tolerance for UAS

  • References