Theory, Design, and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

1st Edition

A. R. Jha, Ph.D.

CRC Press
Published November 2, 2016
Reference - 294 Pages - 48 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498715423 - CAT# K25342

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Summary

This book provides a complete overview of the theory, design, and applications of unmanned aerial vehicles. It covers the basics, including definitions, attributes, manned vs. unmanned, design considerations, life cycle costs, architecture, components, air vehicle, payload, communications, data link, and ground control stations. Chapters cover types and civilian roles, sensors and characteristics, alternative power, communications and data links, conceptual design, human machine interface, sense and avoid systems, civil airspace issues and integration efforts, navigation, autonomous control, swarming, and future capabilities.

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