Time-Critical Cooperative Control of Autonomous Air Vehicles 1st Edition
Time-Critical Cooperative Control of Autonomous Air Vehicles presents, in an easy-to-read style, the latest research conducted in the industry, while also introducing a set of novel ideas that illuminate a new approach to problem-solving. The book is virtually self-contained, giving the reader a complete, integrated presentation of the different concepts, mathematical tools, and control solutions needed to tackle and solve a number of problems concerning time-critical cooperative control of UAVs.
By including case studies of fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs, the book effectively broadens the scope of application of the methodologies developed. This theoretical presentation is complemented with the results of flight tests with real UAVs, and is an ideal reference for researchers and practitioners from academia, research labs, commercial companies, government workers, and those in the international aerospace industry.
- Addresses important topics related to time-critical cooperative control of UAVs
- Describes solutions to the problems rooted in solid dynamical systems theory
- Applies the solutions developed to fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs
- Includes the results of field tests with both classes of UAVs
Research engineers and practicing engineers working with controls, especially cooperative control of multi-agent systems and unmanned aerial vehicles
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Part One Time-Critical Cooperative Control: An Overview
2. General Framework for Vehicle Cooperation View more >
He is member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Panel Member of the NATO Research Technology Organization, SCI-023 on Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles. He won the NASA Certificate of Recognition for the Creative Development of a Technical Innovation, October 1991; the 1994 NATO Fellowship for Scientific and Technological Exchange, the 1994 Excellence in Research Award, Naval Postgraduate School, the 1995 ASEE/NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, the 1995 NATO Fellowship for Scientific and Technological Exchange, the 1999 AIAA Outstanding Service Award, the 1999 NPS Menneken Annual Faculty Award for Excellence in Scientific Research.