unmanned aircraft, UAS, obstacle avoidance, terrain avoidance
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are playing increasingly prominent roles in defense programs and strategy around the world. Technology advancements have enabled the development of large UAVs (e.g., Global Hawk, Predator) and the creation of smaller, increasingly capable UAVs. The focus of this Chapter is on smaller fixed-wing miniature aerial vehicles (MAVs), which range in size from % to 2 m in wingspan. As recent conflicts have demonstrated, there are numerous military applications for MAVs including reconnaissance, surveillance, battle damage assessment, and communications relays.
Original Publication Citation
Griffiths, S., Saunders, J., Curtis, A., McLain, T., and Beard, R. Obstacle and Terrain Avoidance for Miniature Aerial Vehicles, Chapter 7, Advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: State of the art and road to autonomy. Springer, 2007.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
McLain, Timothy; Saunders, Jeff; Barber, Blake; Beard, Randall W.; and Griffiths, Stephen R., "Obstacle and Terrain Avoidance for Miniature Aerial Vehicles" (2007). All Faculty Publications. 1901.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
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