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Colles, E. (author), Nollet, F. (author), Vandeportaele, B. (author), Hattenberger, G. (author)
The IMAV2014 Competition gives an important place to computer vision and aerial mapping. This paper presents the different strategies and algorithms that have been developed in order to tackle these particular problems. The first task consists in automatically reading the digit displayed by a seven segment panel on the front wall of a building....
conference paper 2014
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Fuchs, C. (author), Borst, C. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Van Paassen, M.M. (author), Mulder, M. (author)
This research employs ecological interface design to improve the human machine interface of an existing ground control station for the supervisory control of UAV swarms. As a case study, a general ground surveillance mission with four UAVs is envisioned. An analysis of the swarming work domain is performed to generate a reduced set of means-end...
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Olivares-Mendez, M.A. (author), Kannan, S. (author), Voos, H. (author)
This paper focuses on the use of the Virtual Robotics Experimental Platform (V-REP) and the Robotics Operative System (ROS) working in parallel for design, test, and tuning of a vision based control system to command an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Here, is presented how to configure the V-REP, and ROS to work in parallel, and how to use the...
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Remes, B.D.W. (author), Esden-Tempski, P. (author), Van Tienen, F. (author), Smeur, E. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Recent advances in sensor miniaturization have enabled the development of a miniaturized fully functional autopilot. In this article, the open hardware and open software Paparazzi-UAV Lisa-S micro autopilot is presented, weighing only 2.8 grams and measuring 2 by 2 centimeters. It incorporates 2-way telemetry with a ground station, a Spektrum...
conference paper 2014
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Kumar, V.S. (author), Kumar, D. (author), Goyal, T. (author), Mohite, P.M. (author), Kamle, S. (author)
Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) are small unmanned aircrafts which have a maximum size limit of 150 mm in any direction. They can be used for surveillance, reconnaissance, targeting, etc. To perform such missions, MAVs are required to hover. Hummingbirds, having excellent flight characteristics (such as hovering, ability to fly in any direction,...
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Hattenberger, G. (author), Bronz, M. (author), Gorraz, M. (author)
This paper presents an overview of the Paparazzi UAV system and its recent use in scientific research. Paparazzi is an open-source project that aims at providing a complete solution to fly fixedwing aircraft and rotorcrafts. Several hardware boards and sensors are also developed within the project. Since several years, it has been used by...
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Sagar, J. (author), Visser, A. (author)
For Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs), robust obstacle avoidance during flight is a challenging problem because only light weight sensors as monocular cameras can be mounted as payload. With monocular cameras depth perception cannot be estimated from a single view, which means that information has to be estimated by combining images from multiple...
conference paper 2014
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Cordero, M. (author), Trujillo, M.A. (author), Ruiz, J. (author), Jimenez, A. (author), Diaz, L. (author), Viguria, A. (author)
MAV (Micro Aerial Vehicle) systems have proven useful in multiple applications (e.g. aerial photogrammetry, aerial inspections,...). For each application different sensors and even different airframes are often needed. Having a flexible UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) devices (specifically an autopilot, a payload manager and a ground control...
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Smeur, E.J.J. (author), Chu, Q.P. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Remes, B. (author), De Wagter, C. (author), Van der Horst, E. (author)
The concept of an aircraft capable of both hover as well as fast forward flight (hybrid) has recently been implemented on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Hybrid UAVs combine hover capability with long range and endurance. As UAVs are often required to operate without human intervention, there is a call for autonomous guidance of hybrid UAVs....
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Gäbel, M. (author), Krüger, T. (author), Bestmann, U. (author)
This paper describes the hardware components and the embedded software of a self-designed unmanned aerial system (UAS) to fulfill the task of an autonomous indoor exploration. The project, the paper is based on, was conducted at the University of Braunschweig - Institute of Technology by students and scientific researchers studying and working...
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Kumar, D. (author), Sharma, A.R. (author), Goyal, T. (author), Shyam, V. (author), Mohite, P.M. (author), Kamle, S. (author)
Flapping wing micro air vehicles (MAVs) have the advantage of being able to fly at slow speeds and have high maneuverability. The design of a flapping wing MAV inspired by birds presents many technical challenges because birds as natural fliers exhibit higher efficiency than any man made flapping wing structure. Thus, the structure and motion of...
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Tenaglia, A. (author), Persin, M. (author), Van Oudheusden, B.W. (author), Deng, S. (author), Remes, B. (author)
This paper addresses the unsteady aerodynamic mechanisms in the hovering flight of the DelFly II flapping-wing Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV). Stereoscopic Particle Image Velocimetry (Stereo-PIV) were carried out around the wings at a high framing rate. Thrust-force was measured to investigate the relation between the vortex dynamics and the...
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Armanini, S.F. (author), Verboom, J.L. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), De Visser, C.C. (author)
This paper presents the results of a series of flight tests conducted in order to assess the steady-state flight characteristics and basic control behaviour of the DelFly, a flapping-wing micro aerial vehicle (FWMAV). Flights were conducted in an indoor motion tracking facility and included steady-level flight at a range of different velocities...
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Muzaffar, R. (author), Yanmaz, E. (author)
Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) are small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are generally equipped with camera, GPS and other sensors and are envisioned for many civil and commercial applications. Some of these applications require transmitting multimedia traffic and demand for a high wireless network throughput. In this paper, we consider an...
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Vaswani, V. (author), Loh, S. (author), Tan, B. (author), Singh, K. (author), Srigrarom, S. (author)
Historically, helicopters with four rotors (quad-rotors) have been very uncommon, mainly due to the fact that most of the common payloads could be lifted using one or two rotors. However, the quad-rotor possesses some special characteristics that make it attractive. One would be the superior payload capacity. Two, is the simplicity of the...
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Lustosa, L.R. (author), Defay, F. (author), Moschetta, J.M. (author)
This article presents the results of a wind tunnel campaign for a tilt-body UAV, the MAVion. The objective of this campaign is to develop a simplified flight model for use in control systems design and implementation. In order to achieve precise flight control during transition, stationary and cruise modes, the aerodynamic coefficients are...
conference paper 2014
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Gerke, P.K. (author), Langevoort, J. (author), Lagarde, S. (author), Bax, L. (author), Grootswagers, T. (author), Drenth, R.-J. (author), Slieker, V. (author), Vuurpijl, L. (author), Haselager, P. (author), Sprinkhuizen-Kuyper, I. (author), Van Otterlo, M. (author), De Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
This paper aims to contribute to research on biologically inspired micro air vehicles in two ways: (i) it explores a novel repertoire of behavioral modules which can be controlled through ?nite state machines (FSM) and (ii) elementary movement detectors (EMD) are combined with a center/surround edge detection algorithm to yield improved edge...
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Siddiqui, R. (author), Havaei, M. (author), Khatibi, S. (author), Lindley, C. (author)
A planar surface extraction method is proposed for the indoor navigation of a micro-air vehicle (MAV). The algorithm finds planar clusters from the unorganized pointclouds. This is achieved by implementing a novel approach that first segments the data points into clusters and then each cluster is estimated for its planarity. The method is tested...
conference paper 2011
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Itasse, M. (author), Moschetta, J.M. (author), Ameho, Y. (author), Carr, R. (author)
Wind tunnel testing was performed on a VTOL aircraft in order to characterize longitudinal flight behavior during a transition between vertical and horizontal flight modes. Trim values for airspeed, pitch, motor speed and elevator position were determined. Data was collected by independently varying the trim parameters, and stability and control...
conference paper 2011
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Brusov, V. (author), Petruchik, V. (author)
A reasonable selection of wing airfoil is very important part of aerodynamic design process for micro-UAVs. The selected airfoil predetermines substantially performances of the designed UAV. This reason causes us to pay attention to the problem of UAV wing airfoil selection taking into account properties specific for micro-UAVs. A concept of...
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