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Drones, Volume 1, Issue 1 (December 2017)

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Editorial

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Open AccessEditorial Drones—An Open Access Journal
Drones 2017, 1(1), 1; doi:10.3390/drones1010001
Received: 15 December 2016 / Revised: 16 December 2016 / Accepted: 16 December 2016 / Published: 4 January 2017
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Since the beginning of aviation, unmanned aerial systems have been a challenge for scientists and engineers. Full article

Research

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Open AccessArticle Hardware Design of a Small UAS Helicopter for Remote Sensing Operations
Drones 2017, 1(1), 3; doi:10.3390/drones1010003
Received: 21 July 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 31 August 2017 / Published: 10 September 2017
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This paper presents the hardware design and integration process employed to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) helicopter. The design process evolves from the bare airframe (without any electronics), to become a complete and advanced UAS platform for remote sensing applications. The improvements,
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This paper presents the hardware design and integration process employed to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) helicopter. The design process evolves from the bare airframe (without any electronics), to become a complete and advanced UAS platform for remote sensing applications. The improvements, design decisions and justifications are described throughout the paper. Two airframes have been used during the design and integration process: the AF25B model and the more advanced AF30 model, from the Copterworks company. The airframe engine reliability and fuel economy have been improved by adding an Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) and Capacitor Discharge Ignition (CDI), both managed by an Engine Control Unit (ECU). On-board power supply generation and regulation have also been designed and validated. Finally, the integration process incorporates on-board mission computation to improve the concept of operation in remote sensing applications. Several flight tests have been performed to verify the reliability of the whole system. The flight test results demonstrate the correct process of integration and the feasibility of the UAS. Full article
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Review

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Open AccessReview Unmanned Aerial Systems for Civil Applications: A Review
Drones 2017, 1(1), 2; doi:10.3390/drones1010002
Received: 10 May 2017 / Revised: 7 July 2017 / Accepted: 12 July 2017 / Published: 13 July 2017
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The present work is a review of unmanned aerial systems technology and their subsystems (frame, propellers, motors and batteries, payloads, and data processing). Different applications are evaluated, related to remote sensing, spraying of liquids, and logistics. An overview of the regulatory framework is
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The present work is a review of unmanned aerial systems technology and their subsystems (frame, propellers, motors and batteries, payloads, and data processing). Different applications are evaluated, related to remote sensing, spraying of liquids, and logistics. An overview of the regulatory framework is also developed. Full article
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