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Marcellan, A. (author)
A Master Thesis Research has been undertaken with the goal of investigating the potential of micro gas turbines as propulsion system of choice for small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) used in civil applications. The UAV market is likely to develop great economic and technological importance on a near future because of the wide variety of...
master thesis 2015
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Beuselinck, S.M.L. (author)
Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are outnumbered compared to the military equivalents. They could however be of great value to various organizations, companies and the general public. They currently seem to be on the verge of a breakthrough. An interesting technology that could help increase the flight performance of civil UAVs is the micro...
master thesis 2015
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Kolsteeg, J.M. (author)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) teleoperators suffer from a reduced situational awareness, contributing to a high UAV accident rate. The implementation of a haptic interface is a way to provide them with more information about obstacles in the environment in order to compensate for this. Research focused on systems that actively help the...
master thesis 2014
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Veerman, H.C.M. (author)
Unmanned vehicles are important when it comes to performing a desired task in a dangerous or inaccessible environment. Unmanned robots, have been successfully used for many years. More recently, a growing interest in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) has arisen. In the past few years the development of sensors, microprocessors and propulsion...
master thesis 2012
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Hummelink, B.A. (author)
Today, there is an increase in the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's), for applications that can be considered dull, dirty or dangerous when compared to those applications of conventional aircraft or helicopters. To further increase the use of UAV's, their navigation filters must be robust and reliable. The trend in current autopilot...
master thesis 2011
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Stam, J. (author)
With the advent of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, it becomes possible to use these vehicles to acquire photogrammetric images in a more cheap and flexible way compared with conventional photogrammetry from a full-sized airplane. A big factor in costs and resources in conventional photogrammetry is signalling and measuring ground control points, which...
master thesis 2011
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Wortel, T.P. (author)
Due to changing contract forms in road construction, contractors feel the need for accurate and fast quantity measurement methods. UAV Photogrammetry is a potential answer for contractors. Photogrammetric measurement processing should be automated in order to reach its full potential in speed and obtainability. Automatic extraction of reliable...
master thesis 2009
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Lam, T.M. (author)
In the teleoperation of an uninhabited aerial vehicle (UAV), the human operator is physically separated from the vehicle and lacks various multiple-sensory information such as sound, motions, and vibrations of the airframe. The operator is usually only provided with visual information, e.g., from camera images with limited resolution and field...
doctoral thesis 2009
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Barrett, R. (author), Vos, R. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This paper describes a new class of flight control actuators using Post-Buckled Precompressed (PBP) piezoelectric elements to provide much improved actuator performance. These PBP actuator elements are modeled using basic large deflection Euler-beam estimations accounting for laminated plate effects. The deflection estimations are then coupled...
conference paper 2007
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Vos, R. (author), Barrett, R. (author), Krakers, L. (author), Van Tooren, M. (author)
This paper presents the use of a new class of flight control actuators employing Post-Buckled Precompressed (PBP) piezoelectric elements in morphing wing Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The new actuator relieson axial compression to amplify deflections and control forces simultaneously. Two designs employing morphingwing panels based on PBP...
conference paper 2006
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Barrett, R. (author), McMurtry, R. (author), Vos, R. (author), Tiso, P. (author), De Breuker, R. (author)
This paper describes a new class of flight control actuators using Post-Buckled Precompressed (PBP) piezoelectric elements. These actuators are designed to produce significantly higher deflection and force levels than conventional piezoelectric actuator elements. Classical laminate plate theory (CLPT) models are shown to work very well in...
conference paper 2005
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