The Domestic Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author: Kristen Boon
ISBN: 9780199351053
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Airspace (Law)

Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents is a series that provides primary source documents and expert commentary on various topics relating to the worldwide effort to combat terrorism. Among the documents collected are transcripts of Congressional testimony, reports by such federal government bodies as the Congressional Research Service (CRS) and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), United Nations Security Council resolutions, reports and investigations by the United Nations Secretary-General and other dedicated UN bodies, and case law from the U.S. and around the globe covering issues related to terrorism. Most volumes focus on a single theme, and inside each volume the documents usually appear within topic-based categories. The series also includes a subject index and other indices that guide the user through this complex area of the law. Volume 134, The Domestic Use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, examines an issue that is just now beginning to emerge as a subjectof public debate, as the implications of new technological capabilities begin to become clear and the legal limits of the uses of those technologies begin to be tested. Professor Douglas C. Lovelace, Jr., who has provided the introductory commentary to this volume, has selected several illuminating documents that examine various aspects of this issue. These documents consider the expanding use of unmanned aerial vehicles (or drones) for surveillance activities by both border enforcement and domestic law enforcement officials; the privacy implications of the potentially highly intrusive surveillance capabilities of drone technology; and concerns that drones will be used for non-surveillance purposes within U.S. borders. Other topics include the state of the unmanned aircraft manufacturing sector in the U.S., the legal implications of the integration of drones into domestic airspace, and the constitutional implications of the expanding use of facial recognition technology.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Kimon P. Valavanis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402091377
Release Date: 2008-12-21
Genre: Science

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) have seen unprecedented levels of growth during the last decade in both military and civilian domains. It is anticipated that civilian applications will be dominant in the future, although there are still barriers to be overcome and technical challenges to be met. Integrating UAS into, for example, civilian space, navigation, autonomy, see-detect-and-avoid systems, smart designs, system integration, vision-based navigation and training, to name but a few areas, will be of prime importance in the near future. This special volume is the outcome of research presented at the International Symposium on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, held in Orlando, Florida, USA, from June 23-25, 2008, and presents state-of-the-art findings on topics such as: UAS operations and integration into the national airspace system; UAS navigation and control; micro-, mini-, small UAVs; UAS simulation testbeds and frameworks; UAS research platforms and applications; UAS applications. This book aims at serving as a guide tool on UAS for engineers and practitioners, academics, government agencies and industry. Previously published in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems, 54 (1-3, 2009).

Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Author: Kimon P. Valavanis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402061145
Release Date: 2008-02-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The past decade has seen tremendous interest in the production and refinement of unmanned aerial vehicles, both fixed-wing, such as airplanes and rotary-wing, such as helicopters and vertical takeoff and landing vehicles. This book provides a diversified survey of research and development on small and miniature unmanned aerial vehicles of both fixed and rotary wing designs. From historical background to proposed new applications, this is the most comprehensive reference yet.

Intelligent Unmanned Systems Theory and Applications

Author: Agus Budiyono
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642002632
Release Date: 2009-03-20
Genre: Mathematics

The book largely represents the extended version of select papers from the Inter- tional Conference on Intelligent Unmanned System ICIUS 2007 which was jointly organized by the Center for Unmanned System Studies at Institut Teknologi Bandung, Artificial Muscle Research Center at Konkuk University and Institute of Bio-inspired Structure and Surface Engineering, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astrona- ics. The joint-event was the 3rd conference extending from International Conference on Emerging System Technology (ICEST) in 2005 and International Conference on Technology Fusion (ICTF) in 2006 both conducted in Seoul. ICIUS 2007 was focused on both theory and application primarily covering the topics on robotics, autonomous vehicles and intelligent unmanned technologies. The conference was arranged into three parallel symposia with the following scope of topics: Unmanned Systems: Micro air vehicle, Underwater vehicle, Micro-satellite, - manned aerial vehicle, Multi-agent systems, Autonomous ground vehicle, Blimp, Swarm intelligence, learning and control Robotics and Biomimetics: Artificial muscle actuators, Smart sensors, Design and applications of MEMS/NEMS system, Intelligent robot system, Evolutionary al- rithm, Control of biological systems, AI and expert systems, Biological learning control systems, Neural networks, Genetic algorithm Control and Intelligent System: Distributed intelligence, Distributed/decentralized intelligent control, Distributed or decentralized control methods, Distributed and - bedded systems, Embedded intelligent control, Complex systems, Discrete event s- tems, Hybrid systems, Networked control systems, Delay systems, Fuzzy systems, Identification and estimation, Nonlinear systems, Precision motion control, Control applications, Control engineering education.

Developments and Challenges for Autonomous Unmanned Vehicles

Author: Anthony Finn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642107047
Release Date: 2010-03-17
Genre: Computers

It is widely anticipated that autonomous vehicles will have a transformational impact on military forces and will play a key role in many future force structures. As a result, many tasks have already been identified that unmanned systems could undertake more readily than humans. However, for this to occur, such systems will need to be agile, versatile, persistent, reliable, survivable and lethal. This will require many of the vehicles ‘cognitive’ or higher order functions to be more fully developed, whereas to date only the ‘component’ or physical functions have been successfully automated and deployed. The book draws upon a broad range of others’ work with a view to providing a product that is greater than the sum of its parts. The discussion is intentionally approached from the perspective of improving understanding rather than providing solutions or drawing firm conclusions. Consequently, researchers reading this book with the hope of uncovering some novel theory or approach to automating an unmanned vehicle will be as disappointed as the capability planner who anticipates a catalogue of technical risks and feasibility options against his favoured list of component technologies and potential applications. Nevertheless, it is hoped that both will at least learn something of the other’s world and that progress will ensue as a result. For the defence policy and decision maker, this is a "must-read" book which brings together an important technology summary with a considered analysis of future doctrinal, legal and ethical issues in unmanned and autonomous systems. For research engineers and developers of robotics, this book provides a unique perspective on the implications and consequences of our craft; connecting what we do to the deployment and use of the technology in current and future defence systems. Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437905281
Release Date: 2008-12-01

Government and private-sector interest is growing in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for use in a variety of missions such as U.S. border protection, hurricane research, law enforcement, and real estate photography. However, UAS¿s can fly only after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducts a case-by-case safety analysis. This report had these research questions: (1) What are current and potential uses and benefits of UAS¿s?; (2) What challenges exist in operating UAS¿s safely and routinely in the national airspace system?; and (3) What is the Federal government¿s response to these challenges? Includes recommendations. Illustrations.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles Likely Missions and Challenges for the Policy Relevant Future

Author: Manjeet Singh Pardesi
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9781437905533
Release Date: 2008-10-01

Analyzes the strategic implications of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from a Singaporean point of view and concludes that UAV¿s lack of situational awareness and need for ever-larger amounts of communication bandwidth are major drawbacks that can be partially compensated for by various means. However, the author concludes that UAV¿s will complement, but not replace, manned aircraft.

On Integrating Unmanned Aircraft Systems into the National Airspace System

Author: Konstantinos Dalamagkidis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402086724
Release Date: 2008-11-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Commercial interest for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has seen a steady increase over the last decade. Nevertheless, UAS operations have remained almost exclusively military. This is mainly due to the lack of a regulatory framework that allows only limited public and civil UAS operations with usually crippling restrictions. Although efforts from the Federal Aviation Administration and its partners are already underway to integrate UAS in the National Airspace System (NAS), the appropriate regulation will not be ready for several more years. In the meantime UAS developers need to be aware of the current operational restrictions, as well as make informed decisions on their research and development efforts so that their designs will be airworthy when the regulatory framework is in place. This monograph aims to present an overview of current aviation regulation followed by an investigation of issues and factors that will affect future regulation.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Author: Ella Atkins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118866535
Release Date: 2016-11-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Covering the design, development, operation and mission profiles of unmanned aircraft systems, this single, comprehensive volume forms a complete, stand-alone reference on the topic. The volume integrates with the online Wiley Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, providing many new and updated articles for existing subscribers to that work.

Small Unmanned Aircraft

Author: Randal W. Beard
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691149219
Release Date: 2012-02-26
Genre: Mathematics

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Technology Development for Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309086202
Release Date: 2003-02-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) are expected to play a key role in the Army’s Objective Force structure. These UGVs would be used for weapons platforms, logistics carriers, and reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition among other things. To examine aspects of the Army’s UGV program, assess technology readiness, and identify key issues in implementing UGV systems, among other questions, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology asked the National Research Council (NRC) to conduct a study of UGV technologies. This report discusses UGV operational requirements, current development efforts, and technology integration and roadmaps to the future. Key recommendations are presented addressing technical content, time lines, and milestones for the UGV efforts.

Remote Sensing and Actuation Using Unmanned Vehicles

Author: Haiyang Chao
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118377161
Release Date: 2012-09-04
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems

Author: Guowei Cai
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0857296353
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Unmanned Rotorcraft Systems explores the research and development of fully-functional miniature UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) rotorcraft, and provides a complete treatment of the design of autonomous miniature rotorcraft UAVs. The unmanned system is an integration of advanced technologies developed in communications, computing, and control areas, and is an excellent testing ground for trialing and implementing modern control techniques. Included are detailed expositions of systematic hardware construction, software systems integration, aerodynamic modeling; and automatic flight control system design. Emphasis is placed on the cooperative control and flight formation of multiple UAVs, vision-based ground target tracking, and landing on moving platforms. Other issues such as the development of GPS-less indoor micro aerial vehicles and vision-based navigation are also discussed in depth: utilizing the vision-based system for accomplishing ground target tracking, attacking and landing, cooperative control and flight formation of multiple unmanned rotorcraft; and future research directions on the related areas.