Operations Research For Unmanned Systems

Author: John Q. Dickmann, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118918940
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The first edited volume addressing analysis for unmanned vehicles, with focus on operations research rather than engineering • The editors have a unique combination of extensive operational experience and technical expertise • Chapters address a wide-ranging set of examples, domains and applications • Accessible to a general readership and also informative for experts

A Collaboration Network For Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operation Research And Education

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The type and number of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is increasing rapidly. However, operational UAVs are a high-demand, low-density asset and access is extremely limited due to higher priority taskings of these systems. Researchers and developers of UAV related systems, operations, and training rarely have access to an operational quality UAV and must resort to building their own systems. The effort required in developing a fully functional UAV system coupled with the logistics of airspace, operator training, and other flight related activities is a major undertaking. The objective of a UAV Collaboration Network (UCN) is to extend the USAFA UAV flight and simulator capability using common Internet Information Technologies to local and remote users to reduce the barriers of engaging in UAV related education, research, and operations. Typical scenarios for use of the UCN include classroom observation and control of both actual and simulated UAVs. Other uses include enabling other researchers or system developers to observe a UAV flight test of their designs from a remote location. Emergency first responders may also be able to log on to a UAV that is being operated on their behalf and observe the video and telemetry being provided. Users of UAV data such as GIS applications can develop their applications by easily accessing actual real-time UAV data being distributed over the UCN. In short, the purpose of the UCN is to increase the accessibility to UAVs to accelerate the development of educational, operational, and training research activity in the UAV systems domain.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Uas At Airports

Author: Kenneth Neubauer
ISBN: 9780309374811
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"TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Report 144: Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at Airports: A Primer provides airports of all sizes with information about unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their potential use and impact on airports. The report includes a glossary of key terms, a background on the current state of UAS operations, UAS costs and benefits to airports, regulatory and community considerations, UAS infrastructure and operational considerations, UAS safety and security issues, and more." --

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Guide

Author: Brent Terwilliger
Publisher: Aviation Supplies & Academics
ISBN: 9781619543942
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The utility and benefits of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are emerging and being recognized across the aviation industry. While this technology is not new, the ability to support domestic public and private operators is becoming better understood and opening up new uses to government organizations and commercial enterprise. Analysis of the unmanned aviation market indicates that small UAS (sUAS) will become the most prevalent and affordable form of unmanned aircraft available, featuring technology developed by contributors ranging from DIY and hobby model aircraft communities to defense contracting. This book will help readers understand what a drone or UAS is, what forms are available (including multirotor, fixed-wing, and hybrid types), to make well-informed decisions regarding purchase and use. Readers will learn how sUAS and their various configuration options can be used to address or support evolving business needs. Ultimately, readers will have enough information to formulate a plan to acquire necessary certification approvals and operate sUAS in a safe, efficient, and effectivemanner. Beginning with the history of UAS and ending with how to prepare for the future of this fast-paced and innovative industry, this book contains descriptions of typical sUAS architecture, related technology, common uses, and suggested safety practices, while also providing a narrative to help you determine the most appropriate path forward through complex legal, business, operational, and support considerations. Understanding how these pieces fit together, from the technical and legal perspectives, will shape your own strategy for the safe, efficient, and effective use of this "(r)evolutionary" technology. The authors developed this book to share critical background, concepts, guidance, and lessons learned from their collective experience as researchers, operators, and academic instructors to dispel common myths and provide a starting point to explore how sUAS can be applied to solve challenges and support economic pursuits. Written for experienced aviators, as well as those new to aviation and operating in the National Airspace System (NAS). Illustrated extensively throughout, each chapter concludes with review questions for classroom and self-study use; glossary and index included. This book provides a solid foundation for keeping up with this fast moving and exciting aviation field.

Introduction To Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Douglas M. Marshall
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439835217
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Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems is the editors’ response to their unsuccessful search for suitable university-level textbooks on this subject. A collection of contributions from top experts, this book applies the depth of their expertise to identify and survey the fundamentals of unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations. Written from a nonengineering civilian operational perspective, the book starts by detailing the history of UASs and then explores current technology and what is expected for the future. Covering all facets of UAS elements and operation—including an examination of safety procedures and human factors—this material gives readers a truly complete and practical understanding of what it takes to safely operate UASs for a variety of missions in the National Airspace System. Topics covered include: The U.S. aviation regulatory system Certificate of authorization process UAS for geospatial data Automation and autonomy in UAS Sensors and payloads With helpful end-of-chapter discussion questions, this resource is designed to give beginning university students and other new entrants to the field a comprehensive, easy-to-understand first overview of the field. The book’s broad scope also makes it useful as a foundation for professionals embarking on further study.

Designing Unmanned Systems With Greater Autonomy

Author: Daniel Gonzales
Publisher: Rand Corporation
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Many current unmanned systems (UxSs) employ different communication systems and have limited autonomy, which limit information sharing with warfighters and other UxSs. This report identifies ways to address these limitations.

On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems Into The National Airspace System

Author: Konstantinos Dalamagkidis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400724799
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This book presents, in a comprehensive way, current unmanned aviation regulation, airworthiness certification, special aircraft categories, pilot certification, federal aviation requirements, operation rules, airspace classes and regulation development models. It discusses unmanned aircraft systems levels of safety derived mathematically based on the corresponding levels for manned aviation. It provides an overview of the history and current status of UAS airworthiness and operational regulation worldwide. Existing regulations have been developed considering the need for a complete regulatory framework for UAS. It focuses on UAS safety assessment and functional requirements, achieved in terms of defining an “Equivalent Level of Safety”, or ELOS, with that of manned aviation, specifying what the ELOS requirement entails for UAS regulations. To accomplish this, the safety performance of manned aviation is first evaluated, followed by a novel model to derive reliability requirements for achieving target levels of safety (TLS) for ground impact and mid-air collision accidents.It discusses elements of a viable roadmap leading to UAS integration in to the NAS. For this second edition of the book almost all chapters include major updates and corrections. There is also a new appendix chapter.

Handbook Of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author: Kimon P. Valavanis
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: 9789048197088
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The main goal of this two-volume reference work is to be a comprehensive resource for the academic and research communities, industry, and governmental organizations that use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in a wide spectrum of applications. The Handbook covers all aspects of UAVs, from design to users. It is an exhaustive reference to the literature for a wide spectrum of people and will be covering aspects such as science, engineering, development, design and modeling, applications, military and civilian use, 'who's who', 'who's doing what', manufacturers, etc. The handbook will be suitable for not only those who need 'just information' about UAVs but also to the scientists, engineers and practitioners who work in the area of UAVs. The handbook also targets academics and graduate students who conduct research in the area and industry, manufacturers and users in the UAV area.

Decision Making In Systems Engineering And Management

Author: Gregory S. Parnell, PhD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470934719
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Decision Making in Systems Engineering and Management is a comprehensive textbook that provides a logical process and analytical techniques for fact-based decision making for the most challenging systems problems. Grounded in systems thinking and based on sound systems engineering principles, the systems decisions process (SDP) leverages multiple objective decision analysis, multiple attribute value theory, and value-focused thinking to define the problem, measure stakeholder value, design creative solutions, explore the decision trade off space in the presence of uncertainty, and structure successful solution implementation. In addition to classical systems engineering problems, this approach has been successfully applied to a wide range of challenges including personnel recruiting, retention, and management; strategic policy analysis; facilities design and management; resource allocation; information assurance; security systems design; and other settings whose structure can be conceptualized as a system.

Unmanned Systems Of World Wars I And Ii

Author: H. R. Everett
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262331764
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Military drones have recently been hailed as a revolutionary new technology that will forever change the conduct of war. And yet the United States and other countries have been deploying such unmanned military systems for more than a century. Written by a renowned authority in the field, this book documents the forgotten legacy of these pioneering efforts, offering the first comprehensive historical and technical accounting of unmanned air, land, sea, and underwater systems. Focusing on examples introduced during the two world wars, H. R. Everett meticulously traces their development from the mid-nineteenth century to the early Cold War. A pioneering Navy roboticist, Everett not only describes these systems in detail but also reverse-engineers the designs in order to explain how they operated in real-world conditions of the time. More than 500 illustrations -- photographs, drawings, and plans, many of them never before published -- accompany the text.Everett covers the evolution of early wire-guided submersibles, tracing the development of power, propulsion, communication, and control; radio-controlled surface craft, deployed by both Germany and Great Britain in World War I; radio-controlled submersibles; radio-controlled aircraft, including the TDR-1 assault drone project in World War II -- which laid the groundwork for subsequent highly classified drone programs; and remote-controlled ground vehicles, including the Wehrmacht's Goliath and Borgward demolition carriers.