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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...
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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....
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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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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...
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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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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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Szafranski, G. (author), Czyba, R. (author)
In this paper we focus on the different control strategies for the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The control task is formulated as an angular stabilization of the quadrotor platform, and also as a tracking problem of chosen state variables. The PID algorithm has been considered in three structures in respect of the optimal control signal...
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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...
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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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Brusov, V. (author), Grzybowski, J. (author), Petruchik, V. (author)
Flight investigations of aerodynamics and flight dynamics for micro-UAVs and mini-UAVs stimulate us to use automatic data acquisition systems to obtain valid estimations for UAV performances and characteristics. There exist many kinds of microprocessor-based and microcontroller-based data acquisition systems but all of them do not satisfy...
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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...
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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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Visser, A. (author), Dijkshoorn, N. (author), Van der Veen, M. (author), Jurriaans, R. (author)
This article describes a method to develop an advanced navigation capability for the standard platform of the IMAV indoor competition: the Parrot AR.Drone. Our development is partlybased on simulation, which requires both a re-alistic sensor and motion model. This article de-scribes how a visual map of the indoor environ-ment can be made,...
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Thipyopas, C. (author), Intaratep, N. (author)
Obtaining accurate aerodynamic characteristics of in-flight Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) was viewed as difficult, due to the nature of very low Reynolds number, 3D complex flow, and strong influence from propulsion slipstream. This paper presents the study of the tailless, fixed-wing MAV, KuMAV-001, performed at Kasetsart University. The team...
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Tay, W.B. (author), Bijl, H. (author), Van Oudheusden, B.W. (author)
Numerical simulations have been performed to examine the interference effects between an upstream flapping airfoil and a downstream stationary airfoil in a tandem configuration at a Reynolds number of 1000, which is around the regime of small flapping micro aerial vehicles. The objective is to investigate the effect of the distance of the tail...
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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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Fuchiwaki, M. (author), Kuroki, T. (author), Tanaka, K. (author), Tabata, T. (author)
Butterflies fly combining wing flapping and gliding efficiently and have beautiful flight patterns. Micro-Air-Vehicles (MAVs) and micro-flight robots that mimic the flight mechanisms of insects have been attracting significant attention in recent years. A number of MAVs and micro-flight robots that use various devices have been reported. However...
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Thielicke, W. (author), Kesel, A.B. (author), Stamhuis, E.J. (author)
Vertical and horizontal force of a flapping-wing micro air vehicle (MAV) has been measured in slow-speed forward flight using a force balance. Detailed information on kinematics was used to estimate forces using a blade-element analysis. Input variables for this analysis are lift and drag coefficients. These coefficients are usually derived from...
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