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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Uav) And Drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Uav) And Drones

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This book covers different topics from UAV-s and drones - such as design and development of UAV-s, trajectory control techniques, small drones and quadrotors, and application scenarios of UAV-s and drones. Section 1 focuses on design and development of UAV-s, describing design and development of a fly-by-wireless UAV platform; review of control algorithms for autonomous quadrotors; central command architecture for high-order autonomous unmanned aerial systems, and quadcopter design for payload delivery. Section 2 focuses on trajectory control techniques, describing development of rescue material transport UAV; railway transport infrastructure monitoring by UAVs and satellites; assessment of UAV based vegetation indices for nitrogen concentration estimation in spring wheat; research and teaching applications of remote sensing integrated with GIS: examples from the field, and development of drone cargo bay with real-time temperature control. Section 3 focuses on small drones and quadrotors, describing neural network control and wireless sensor network-based localization of quadrotor UAV formations; navigation of small-class unmanned aerial vehicles; modelling oil-spill detection with swarm drones, a survey of modelling and identification of quadrotor robot, and visual flight control of a quadrotor using bioinspired motion detector. Section 4 focuses on application scenarios of UAV-s and drones, describing rescue material transport UAV; railway transport infrastructure monitoring by UAVs; UAV based vegetation indices for nitrogen concentration estimation, research and teaching applications of remote sensing integrated with GIS, drone cargo bay with real-time temperature control.

Dr. Zoran Gacovski has earned his PhD degree at Faculty of Electrical engineering, Skopje. His research interests include Intelligent systems and Software engineering, fuzzy systems, graphical models (Petri, Neural and Bayesian networks), and IT security. He has published over 50 journal and conference papers, and he has been reviewer of renowned Journals. Currently, he is a professor in Computer Engineering at European University, Skopje, Macedonia.