Browsing School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) by Subject "UAV"

Browsing School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing (SATM) by Subject "UAV"

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  • Gopalakrishnan, Shreevanth Krishnaa; Al-Rubaye, Saba; Inalhan, Gokhan (IEEE, 2021-11-15)
    The prevalence of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in precision agriculture has been growing rapidly. This paper tackles the UAV global mission planning problem by incorporating a greater capacity for human-machine teaming ...
  • Deane, Shakeb; Avdelidis, Nicolas Peter; Ibarra-Castanedo, Clemente; Zhang, Hai; Yazdani Nezhad, Hamed; Williamson, Alex A.; Mackley, Tim; Davis, Maxwell J.; Maldague, Xavier P. V.; Tsourdos, Antonios (Elsevier, 2019-02-13)
    This work aims to address the effectiveness and challenges of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) inspection and improve the detection of defects without causing damage to the material or operator. It focuses on two types of NDT ...
  • Latif, Zohaib; Shahzad, Amir; Bhatti, Aamer Iqbal; Whidborne, James F.; Samar, Raza (MDPI, 2022-12-15)
    ossibly the most critical phase of an Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) flight is landing. To reduce the risk due to pilot error, autonomous landing systems can be used. Environmental disturbances such as wind shear can jeopardize ...
  • Tan, Jian; Guo, Shijun (Taylor and Francis, 2020-10-15)
    In this paper, a novel backstepping control scheme with fixed-time prescribed performance is proposed for the longitudinal model of fixed wing UAV subject to model uncertainties and external disturbances. The novel performance ...
  • Shakeb, Deane; Avdelidis, Nicolas Peter; Ibarra-Castanedo, Clemente; Zhang, Hai; Nezhad, Hamed Yazdani; Williamson, Alex A.; Mackley, Tim; Maldague, Xavier P. V.; Tsourdos, Antonios; Nooralishahi, Parham (MDPI, 2020-06-15)
    This work aims to address the effectiveness and challenges of non-destructive testing (NDT) by active infrared thermography (IRT) for the inspection of aerospace-grade composite samples and seeks to compare uncooled and ...
  • Avdelidis, Nicolas Peter; Tsourdos, Antonios; Lafiosca, Pasquale; Plaster, Richard; Plaster, Anna; Droznika, Mark (MDPI, 2022-06-21)
    Aircraft maintenance plays a key role in the safety of air transport. One of its most significant procedures is the visual inspection of the aircraft skin for defects. This is mainly carried out manually and involves a ...
  • Savvaris, Al; Xie, Ye; Malandrakis, Konstantinos; Tsourdos, Antonios (IEEE, 2016-08-08)
    This paper describes the design and development of a hybrid fuel cell/battery propulsion system for a long endurance small UAV. The high level system architecture is presented, followed by the hardware-in-the-loop testing ...
  • Deane, Shakeb; Avdelidis, Nicolas Peter; Ibarra-Castanedo, Clemente; Williamson, Alex A.; Withers, Stephen; Zolotas, Argyrios; Maldague, Xavier P. V.; Ahmadi, Mohammad; Pant, Shashank; Genest, Marc; Rabearivelo, Hobivola A.; Tsourdos, Antonios (Taylor & Francis, 2022-06-03)
    This work aims to address the effectiveness and challenges of using active infrared thermography (IRT) onboard an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platform. The work seeks to assess the performance of small low-powered forms ...
  • Alhammad, Muflih; Avdelidis, Nicolas Peter; Deane, Shakeb; Ibarra-Castanedo, Clemente; Pant, Shashank; Nooralishahi, Parham; Ahmadi, Mohammad; Genest, Marc; Zolotas, Argyrios; Zanotti Fragonara, Luca; Valdes, Julio J.; Maldague, Xavier P. V. (Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2021-04-12)
    Diagnosis and prognosis of failures for aircrafts’ integrity are some of the most important regular functionalities in complex and safety-critical aircraft structures. Further, development of failure diagnostic tools such ...
  • Fraser, Benjamin; Al-Rubaye, Saba; Aslam, Sohaib; Tsourdos, Antonios (IEEE, 2021-11-15)
    In this paper the general susceptibilities of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) against modern-cyber threats are explored and potential solutions proposed. This is achieved by applying digital-twin architectures and data-driven ...
  • Rajendran, Parvathy; Smith, Howard (National Institute for Aerospace Research - INCAS, 2020-12-31)
    Various studies have been done in recent years on unmanned solar-powered aircraft for non-stop flight at a specified location or area. However, if a solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)can achieve a non-stop flight ...
  • Osigwe, Emmanuel O.; Gad-Briggs, Arnold; Nikolaidis, Theoklis (MDPI, 2020-12-22)
    When selecting a design for an unmanned aerial vehicle, the choice of the propulsion system is vital in terms of mission requirements, sustainability, usability, noise, controllability, reliability and technology readiness ...
  • Youhanna, Vishal; Ignatyev, Dmitry; Felicetti, Leonard (2022-08-26)
    NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter has proved that flight is possible on Mars with its ingenious yet elementary design, but it lacks long-range endurance and the capacity to carry any dedicated scientific instruments. In this ...
  • Xie, Ye; Savvaris, Al; Tsourdos, Antonios (Elsevier, 2018-12-07)
    This paper presents an energy management strategy for a hybrid electric propulsion system designed for unmanned aerial vehicles. The proposed method combines the Equivalent Consumption Minimization Strategy (ECMS) and fuzzy ...
  • Alharbi, Abdulrahman; Petrunin, Ivan; Panagiotakopoulos, Dimitrios (IEEE, 2021-11-15)
    The current airspace has limited resource, and the widespread use of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is increasing the density of civilian aircraft that is already crowded with manned aerial vehicles. This increased density ...
  • Tzitzilonis, Vasileios; Malandrakis, Konstantinos; Zanotti Fragonara, Luca; Gonzalez Domingo, Jose Angel; Avdelidis, Nicolas Peter; Tsourdos, Antonios; Forster, Kevin (MDPI, 2019-04-17)
    In large civil aircraft manufacturing, a time-consuming post-production process is the non-destructive inspection of wing panels. This work aims to address this challenge and improve the defects’ detection by performing ...
  • Ozpolat, Mumin; Al-Rubaye, Saba; Williamson, Alex; Tsourdos, Antonios (IEEE, 2022-03-30)
    Commercial applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) are expected to be one of the disruptive technologies that can shape many activities spans from goods delivery to surveillance. To maximize the effectiveness of ...
  • Isik, Oguz Kagan; Hong, Juhyeon; Petrunin, Ivan; Tsourdos, Antonios (MDPI, 2020-08-25)
    The increasing use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in safety-critical missions in both civilian and military areas demands accurate and reliable navigation, where one of the key sources of navigation information is ...
  • Omi, Saki; Shin, Hyo-Sang; Tsourdos, Antonios; Espeland, Joakim; Buchi, Andrian (IEEE, 2021-04-27)
    As the growth of communication and satellite industry, the demand of satellite antenna evaluation is increasing. Particularly Communication On The Move (COTM) terminal antenna, including electronically steerable antennas ...
  • Towhidlou, Vahid; Al-Rubaye, Saba; Tsourdos, Antonios (IEEE, 2022-10-31)
    Ubiquitous accessibility worldwide and superior performance of cellular networks of communication like 4G and 5G make them a perfect candidate for air to ground (A2G) communications for low to medium altitude aircraft ...

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