Research and Markets: Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehicles - IEEE Press Series on Systems Science and Engineering

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehicles. IEEE Press Series on Systems Science and Engineering" to their offering.

Unmanned systems and robotics technologies have become very popular recently owing to their ability to replace human beings in dangerous, tedious, or repetitious jobs. This book fill the gap in the field between research and real-world applications, providing scientists and engineers with essential information on how to design and employ networked unmanned vehicles for remote sensing and distributed control purposes. Target scenarios include environmental or agricultural applications such as river/reservoir surveillance, wind profiling measurement, and monitoring/control of chemical leaks.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

1.1 Monograph Roadmap

1.2 Research Motivations

1.3 Monograph Contributions

1.4 Monograph Organization

2 AggieAir: a Low-Cost Unmanned Aircraft System for Remote Sensing

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Small UAS Overview

2.3 AggieAir UAS Platform

2.4 OSAM-Paparazzi Interface Design for IMU Integration

2.5 Aggie Air UAS Test Protocol and Tuning

2.6 Typical Platforms

2.7 Chapter Summary

3 Attitude Estimation Using Low-Cost IMUs for Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

3.1 State Estimation Problem Definition

3.2 Rigid Body Rotations Basics

3.3 Low-Cost Inertial Measurement Units: Hardware and Sensor Suites

3.4 Attitude Estimation Using Complementary Filters on SO (3)

3.5 Attitude Estimation Using Extended Kalman Filters

3.6 AggieEKF: GPS-Aided Extended Kalman Filter

3.7 Chapter Summary

4 Lateral Channel Fractional Order Flight Controller Design for a Small UAV

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Preliminaries of UAV Flight Control

4.3 Roll-Channel System Identification and Control

4.4 Fractional Order Controller Design

4.5 Simulation Results

4.6 UAV Flight Testing Results

4.7 Chapter Summary

5 Remote Sensing Using Single Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

5.1 Motivations for Remote Sensing

5.2 Remote Sensing Using Small UAVs

5.3 Sample Applications for AggieAir UAS

5.4 Chapter Summary

6 Cooperative Remote Sensing Using Multiple Unmanned Vehicles

6.1 Consensus-Based Formation control

6.2 Surface Wind Profile Measurement Using Multiple UAVs

6.3 Chapter Summary

7 Diffusion Control Using Mobile Sensor and Actuator Networks

7.1 Motivation and Background

7.2 Mathematical Modelling and Problem Formulation

7.3 CVT-Based Dynamical Actuator Motion Scheduling Algorithm

7.4 Grouping Effect in CVT-based Diffusion Control

7.5 Information Consensus in CVT Algorithm

7.6 Simulation Results

7.7 Chapter Summary

8 Conclusions and Future Research Suggestions

8.1 Conclusions

8.2 Future Research Suggestions

9 Appendix

9.1 List of Documents for CSOIS Flight Test Protocol

9.2 IMU/GPS Serial Communication Protocols

9.3 Paparazzi Autopilot Software Architecture: A Modification Guide

9.4 DiffMAS2D Code Modification Guide


  • Haiyang Chao.
  • YangQuan Chen.

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