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Robust Motion Planning in the Presence of Uncertainties using a Maneuver Automaton
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-04-18)
One of the basic problems which have to be solved by Unmanned Automated Vehicles (UAV) involves the computation of a motion plan that would enable the system to reach a target given a set of initial conditions in presence ...
A small perturbation based optimization approach for the frequency placement of high aspect ratio wings
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-26)
Design denotes the transformation of an identified need to its physical embodiment in a traditionally iterative approach of trial and error. Conceptual design plays a prominent role but an almost infinite number of possible ...
Mission-based guidance system design for autonomous UAVs
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-10-01)
The advantages of UAVs in the aviation arena have led to extensive research activities on autonomous technology of UAVs to achieve specific mission objectives. This thesis mainly focuses on the development of a mission-based ...
Optimal Path Planning for Single and Multiple Aircraft Using a Reduced Order Formulation
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-04-09)
High-flying unmanned reconnaissance and surveillance systems are now being used extensively in the United States military. Current development programs are producing demonstrations of next-generation unmanned flight systems ...
Self-configuring ad-hoc networks for unmanned aerial systems
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-04-01)
Currently there is ongoing research in the field of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks (MANET) for several different scenarios. Research has focused on topology related challenges such as routing mechanisms or addressing systems, ...
Stochastically optimized monocular vision-based navigation and guidance
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-12-07)
The objective of this thesis is to design a relative navigation and guidance system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for vision-based control applications. The vision-based navigation, guidance and control has been one ...
A hierarchical modeling methodology for the definition and selection of requirements
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-05-05)
This dissertation describes the development of a requirements analysis methodology that takes into account the concept of operations and the hierarchical decomposition of aerospace systems. At the core of the methodology, ...
The design and development of a modular avionics system
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-05)
Adaptive Estimation and Control with Application to Vision-based Autonomous Formation Flight
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-05-17)
The role of vision as an additional sensing mechanism has received a lot of attention in recent years in the context of autonomous flight applications. Modern Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are equipped with vision sensors ...
Nonlinear Estimation for Vision-Based Air-to-Air Tracking
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-11-14)
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV's) have been the focus of significant research interest in both military and commercial areas since they have a variety of practical applications including reconnaissance, surveillance, target ...