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Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Second Edition


Douglas M. Marshall, Richard K. Barnhart, Eric Shappee, Michael Thomas Most
May 24, 2016

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, from sensors, controls, and automation to regulations, safety procedures, and human factors. It is designed for the student or layperson and thus assumes no prior knowledge of UASs, engin...

Experimental Aerodynamics

Stefano Discetti, Andrea Ianiro
March 28, 2017

  Experimental Aerodynamics provides an up to date study of this key area of aeronautical engineering. The field has undergone significant evolution with the development of 3D techniques, data processing methods, and the conjugation of simultaneous measurements of multiple quantities. Written...

Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition

Ted L. Anderson
February 23, 2017

Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Fourth Edition is the most useful and comprehensive guide to fracture mechanics available. It has been adopted by more than 150 universities worldwide and used by thousands of engineers and researchers. This new edition reflects the latest research...

Advanced Ultrawideband Radar: Signals, Targets, and Applications

James D. Taylor
December 14, 2016

This book presents the latest theory, developments, and applications related to high resolution materials-penetrating sensor systems. An international team of expert researchers explains the problems and solutions for developing new techniques and applications. Subject areas include ultrawideband (...

Semiconductor Devices in Harsh Conditions

Kirsten Weide-Zaage, Malgorzata Chrzanowska-Jeske
November 21, 2016

This book introduces the reader to a number of challenges for the operation of electronic devices in various harsh environmental conditions. While some chapters focus on measuring and understanding the effects of these environments on electronic components, many also propose design solutions,...

Theory, Design, and Applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A. R. Jha, Ph.D.
November 02, 2016

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...

Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids, Second Edition

Ethirajan Rathakrishnan
November 02, 2016

Instrumentation, Measurements, and Experiments in Fluids, Second Edition is primarily focused on essentials required for experimentation in fluids, explaining basic principles, and addressing the tools and methods needed for advanced experimentation. It also provides insight into the vital topics...

Handbook of Peridynamic Modeling

Florin Bobaru, John T. Foster, Philippe H Geubelle, Stewart A. Silling
October 25, 2016

This handbook covers the peridynamic modeling of failure and damage. Peridynamics is a reformulation of continuum mechanics based on integration of interactions rather than spatial differentiation of displacements. The book extends the classical theory of continuum mechanics to allow unguided...

Quality-I Is Safety-ll: The Integration of Two Management Systems

Sasho Andonov
October 24, 2016

This book deals with the present and future situation with Quality and Safety management Systems (QMS and SMS). It presents new ideas, points to the basic misunderstandings in the two management systems, and covers a wide range of industries, as well as providing a practical assessment of...

Distributed Cognition and Reality: How Pilots and Crews Make Decisions

Katherine L. Plant, Neville A. Stanton
October 12, 2016

Distributed Cognition and Reality puts theory into practice, as the first book to show how to apply the Perceptual Cycle Model in aviation decision making. Based on case studies, critical incident interviews and live observations in cockpits, the authors develop a new way to understand how pilots...

Aluminum-Lithium Alloys: Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, and Welding

Olga Grushko, Boris Ovsyannikov, Viktor Ovchinnokov
August 26, 2016

Aluminum–Lithium Alloys: Process Metallurgy, Physical Metallurgy, and Welding provides theoretical foundations of the technological processes for melting, casting, forming, heat treatment, and welding of Al–Li alloys. It contains a critical survey of the research in the field and presents data on...

Aerospace Manufacturing Processes

Pradip K. Saha
August 25, 2016

Manufacturing processes for aircraft components include broad activities consisting of multiple materials processing technologies. This book focuses on presenting manufacturing process technologies exclusively for fabricating major aircraft components. Topics covered in a total of twenty chapters...

Nonlinear Control of Robots and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: An Integrated Approach

Ranjan Vepa
August 23, 2016

Nonlinear Control of Robots and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: An Integrated Approach presents control and regulation methods that rely upon feedback linearization techniques. Both robot manipulators and UAVs employ operating regimes with large magnitudes of state and control variables, making such an...