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Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Editors: Valavanis, K., Vachtsevanos, George J. (Eds.)

  • Expended second edition presents new sections on futuristic design, ethics, legal frameworks, policy and more
  • Presents contributions from authorities in their respective fields from all around the world
  • Arranges the many topics into convenient parts in a user-friendly layout
  • Serves as reference informational handbook for scientists, engineers, end-users, practitioners, OEMs, students, etc.
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This handbook covers all aspects of UAVs, from design to logistics and ethical issues. It serves as reference text for the academic and research communities, industry, manufacturers, users, practitioners, Federal Government, Federal and State Agencies, the private sector, as well as all organizations that are and will be using unmanned aircraft in a wide spectrum of applications. It is also targeting the young investigator, the future inventor and entrepreneur by providing an overview and detailed information of the state of the art as well as useful new concepts that may lead to innovative research. The contents of the Handbook include material that addresses the needs and ‘know how’ of all of the above sectors.

The Handbook offers a unique and comprehensive treatise of everything one needs to know about unmanned aircrafts, from conception to operation, from technologies to business activities, users, OEMs, reference sources, conferences, publications, professional societies, etc. It should serve as a Thesaurus, an indispensable part of the library for everyone involved in this area. Contributions by the world’s top experts from academia, industry, government and the private sector are brought together to provide unique perspectives on the current state of the art in UAV, as well as future directions.

The Handbook is arranged in a user-friendly format, divided into main parts referring to: UAV Design Principles; UAV Fundamentals; UAV Sensors and Sensing Strategies; UAV Propulsion; UAV Control; UAV Communication Issues; UAV Architectures; UAV Health Management Issues; UAV Modeling, Simulation, Estimation and Identification; MAVs and Bio-Inspired UAVs; UAV Mission and Path Planning; UAV Autonomy; UAV Sense, Detect and Avoid Systems; Networked UAVs and UAV Swarms; UAV Integration into the National Airspace; UAV-Human Interfaces and Decision Support Systems; Human Factors and Training; UAV Logistics Support; UAV Applications; Social and Ethical Implications; The Future of UAVs. Each part is written by internationally renowned authors who are authorities in their respective fields.

 
The 2nd Edition of the Handbook is expanded to reach 9 Volumes. Each section is enriched by at least three additional chapters, while new sections have also been added on among others futuristic designs, ethics, legal framework, policy and procedures.

The contents of the Handbook support its unique character as a thorough and comprehensive reference book directed to a diverse audience of technologists, businesses, users and potential users, managers and decision makers, novices and experts, who seek a holistic volume of information that is not only a technical treatise but also a source for answers to several questions on UAV manufacturers, users, major players in UAV research, costs, training required and logistics issues. This Handbook is intended for the expert/practitioner who seeks specific technical/business information, for the technically-oriented scientists and engineers, but also for the novice who wants to learn more about the status of UAV and UAV-related technologies.


About the authors

Editors-in-Chief:
Dr. Kimon P. Valavanis, Professor and Chair, ECE and CS University of Denver, USA. Dr. Valavanis' research interests are focused in the areas of Unmanned Systems, Distributed Intelligence Systems, Robotics and Automation. He has published over 300 book chapters, technical journal / transaction and conference papers. Dr. Valavanis has authored/co-authored many books and papers, and served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine for ten years (1996-2005), and he currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems. He is the General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control and has been Vice President – Administration of the IEEE Mediterranean Control Association (MCA) since 1998. He was a Distinguished Speaker in the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (- 2003), he is a senior member of IEEE and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Dr. George J. Vachtsevanos, Professor Emeritus School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Dr. Vachtsevanos’ research interests are focused in the areas of Hierarchical/Intelligent control of large-scale industrial processes, Fault-tolerant and mode transitioning control of unmanned aerial vehicles, Vision and IR based inspection technologies for textile, glass and other industrial products, Analysis of EEG signals for detection and prediction of epileptic seizures, Sensor fusion techniques for classification and control. He has published over 250 technical papers and is the recipient of the 2002-2003 Georgia Tech School of ECE Distinguished Professor Award and the 2003-2004 Georgia Institute of Technology Outstanding Interdisciplinary Activities Award. He is the lead author of the book Intelligent Fault Diagnosis and Prognosis for Engineering Systems published by Wiley in 2006.

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eReference ca. $3,909.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-48321-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Editors
  • K. Valavanis
  • George J. Vachtsevanos
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eReference ISBN
978-3-319-48320-7
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48321-4
Print ISBN
978-3-319-48319-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
5250
Number of Illustrations
350 b/w illustrations, 1100 illustrations in colour
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