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Homola, Marek (author)
In the rapidly evolving aviation sector, the quest for safer and more efficient flight operations has historically relied on traditional Automatic Flight Control Systems (AFCS) based on high-fidelity models. However, such models not only incur high development costs but also struggle to adapt to new, complex aircraft designs and unexpected...
master thesis 2024
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Pfeiffer, S.U. (author), Munaro, Veronica (author), Li, S. (author), Rizzo, Alessandro (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
Relative localization is a key capability for autonomous robot swarms, and it is a substantial challenge, especially for small flying robots, as they are extremely restricted in terms of sensors and processing while other robots may be located anywhere around them in three-dimensional space. In this article, we generalize wireless ranging...
journal article 2022
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Vermillion, Chris (author), Cobb, Mitchell (author), Fagiano, Lorenzo (author), Leuthold, Rachel (author), Diehl, Moritz (author), Smith, Roy S. (author), Wood, Tony A. (author), Rapp, S. (author), Schmehl, R. (author)
Airborne wind energy systems convert wind energy into electricity using tethered flying devices, typically flexible kites or aircraft. Replacing the tower and foundation of conventional wind turbines can substantially reduce the material use and, consequently, the cost of energy, while providing access to wind at higher altitudes. Because the...
review 2021
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Parlevliet, Patricia P. (author), Kanaev, Andrey (author), Hung, Chou P. (author), Schweiger, Andreas (author), Gregory, Frederick D. (author), Benosman, Ryad (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author), Gutfreund, Yoram (author), Lo, Chung Chuan (author), Moss, Cynthia F. (author)
Autonomous flight for large aircraft appears to be within our reach. However, launching autonomous systems for everyday missions still requires an immense interdisciplinary research effort supported by pointed policies and funding. We believe that concerted endeavors in the fields of neuroscience, mathematics, sensor physics, robotics, and...
journal article 2021
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van der Helm, Steven (author), Coppola, M. (author), McGuire, K.N. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
We present a range-based solution for indoor relative localization by micro air vehicles (MAVs), achieving sufficient accuracy for leader–follower flight. Moving forward from previous work, we removed the dependency on a common heading measurement by the MAVs, making the relative localization accuracy independent of magnetometer readings. We...
journal article 2019
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Coppola, M. (author), McGuire, K.N. (author), Scheper, K.Y.W. (author), de Croon, G.C.H.E. (author)
To avoid collisions, Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) flying in teams require estimates of their relative locations, preferably with minimal mass and processing burden. We present a relative localization method where MAVs need only to communicate with each other using their wireless transceiver. The MAVs exchange on-board states (velocity, height,...
journal article 2018
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Tijmons, S. (author)
Many types of drones have emerged over the last decade and new applications in various sectors are announced almost on a daily basis. In scientific literature, small drones are called Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs). Especially very small MAVs will play a significant role in indoor applications, since their small size allows them to navigate in narrow...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Van Dalen, G.J.J. (author)
Autonomous navigation is a major challenge in the development of MAVs. When an algorithm has to be efficient, insect intelligence can be a source of inspiration. An elementary navigation task is homing, which means autonomously returning to the initial location. A promising approach makes use of visual familiarity of a route to determine...
master thesis 2016
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Dernehl, C. (author), Franke, D. (author), Diab, H. (author), Kowalewski, S. (author)
This paper presents an overall MAV design with an integrated camera system. It shows the integration of the camera into the hardware and software architecture and how camera information can be used within the logical design for improving ?ight control. The presented architecture will be tested and evaluated during the International Micro Aerial...
conference paper 2011
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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...
conference paper 2011
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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...
conference paper 2011
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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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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,...
conference paper 2011
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