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    • Communication-aware planning aid for single-operator multi-UAV teams in urban environments 

      Christmann, Hans Claus (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05-15)
      With the achievement of autonomous flight for small unmanned aircraft, currently ongoing research is expanding the capabilities of systems utilizing such vehicles for various tasks. This allows shifting the research focus ...
    • Control of multi-agent networks: from network design to decentralized coordination 

      Twu, Philip Y. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-04-04)
      This dissertation presents a suite of design tools for multi-agent systems that address three main areas: network design, decentralized controller generation, and the synthesis of decentralized control strategies by combining ...
    • Cooperative area surveillance strategies using multiple unmanned systems 

      Jones, Phillip J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-01-12)
      Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense placed the technological development of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) tools at the top of its priority list. Area surveillance that takes place in an urban ...
    • The Development of a Miniature Flexible Flapping Wing Mechanism for use in a Robotic Air Vehicle 

      Jadhav, Gautam (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-03-14)
      In this study a mechanism which produced flapping and pitching motions was designed and fabricated. These motions were produced by using a single electric motor and by exploiting flexible structures. The aerodynamic ...
    • Dynamic, cooperative multi-robot pa trolling with a team of UAVs 

      Pippin, Charles, E.; Christensen, Henrik I.; Weiss, Lora G. (Georgia Institute of TechnologySociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2013)
      The multi-robot patrolling task has practical relevance in surveillance, search and rescue, and security applications. In this task, a team of robots must repeatedly visit areas in the environment, minimizing the time ...
    • Efficient ranging-sensor navigation methods for indoor aircraft 

      Sobers, David Michael, Jr. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-07-09)
      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles are often used for reconnaissance, search and rescue, damage assessment, exploration, and other tasks that are dangerous or prohibitively difficult for humans to perform. Often, these tasks include ...
    • Inflatable wing UAV experimental and analytical flight mechanics 

      Brown, Ainsmar Xavier (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011-01-21)
      The field of man portable UASs (Unmanned Aerial Systems) is currently a key area in improving the fielded warrior's capabilities. Pressurized aerostructures that can perform with similar results of solid structures can ...
    • The Manned UAV: Where is the Revolution Headed 

      Langford, John S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-11-30)
      Where is the UAV revolution headed? One possibility is that it's not about manned versus unmanned, but about degrees of autonomy. Highly automated systems will put a wide range of new aircraft types into the National ...
    • Methodology for the conceptual design of a robust and opportunistic system-of-systems 

      Talley, Diana Noonan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-11-18)
      Systems are becoming more complicated, complex, and interrelated. Designers have recognized the need to develop systems from a holistic perspective and design them as Systems-of-Systems (SoS). The design of the SoS, ...
    • A methodology for the validated design space exploration of fuel cell powered unmanned aerial vehicles 

      Moffitt, Blake Almy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-04-05)
      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are the most dynamic growth sector of the aerospace industry today. The need to provide persistent intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for military operations is driving the ...
    • Mission-based guidance system design for autonomous UAVs 

      Moon, Jongki (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 ...
    • Online optimal obstacle avoidance for rotary-wing autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles 

      Kang, Keeryun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-06-22)
      This thesis presents an integrated framework for online obstacle avoidance of rotary-wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which can provide UAVs an obstacle field navigation capability in a partially or completely unknown ...
    • Self-configuring ad-hoc networks for unmanned aerial systems 

      Christmann, Hans Claus (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, ...
    • Single camera based vision systems for ground and; aerial robots 

      Shah, Syed Irtiza Ali (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-08-11)
      Efficient and effective vision systems are proposed in this work for object detection for ground&aerial robots venturing into unknown environments with minimum vision aids, i.e. a single camera. The first problem attempted ...
    • Single-operator Multi-vehicle Human-Automation Interface Study dataset 

      Feigh, Karen M.; Johnson, Eric N.; Christmann, Hans Claus (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015-05)
      With the achievement of autonomous flight for small unmanned aircraft, currently ongoing research is expanding the capabilities of systems utilizing such vehicles for various tasks. This allows shifting the research focus ...
    • Stochastically optimized monocular vision-based navigation and guidance 

      Watanabe, Yoko (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 ...
    • Titan Bumblebee: A 1kg Lander-Launched UAV Concept 

      Lorenz, Ralph D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-24)
      A concept for a small (~1kg) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launched from a lander on Saturn's moon Titan is discussed. This battery-powered vehicle could survey an area of hundreds of square kilometers around the lander ...
    • UAV mission design for the exploration of Mars - ESA/EUROAVIA Design Workshop 2006 

      Perez Lebbink, Lisero (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-06-26)
      This paper describes three different mission concepts for the exploration of Mars by means of a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). These concepts have been proposed after a three week workshop held by the European Association ...
    • Vision-based navigation and mapping for flight in GPS-denied environments 

      Wu, Allen David (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-11-15)
      Traditionally, the task of determining aircraft position and attitude for automatic control has been handled by the combination of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) with a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. In ...