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Unmanned Aerial Systems for Civil Applications: A Review

Geotech Lab—Galician Aerospace Centre (CINAE), School of Energy and Mining Engineering, Unviersity of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
Galician Aerospace Centre (CINAE), Porto do Molle Industrial Park, 36350 Nigran, Spain
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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 also developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: unmanned aerial system; remote sensing; aerial robotics unmanned aerial system; remote sensing; aerial robotics

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González-Jorge, H.; Martínez-Sánchez, J.; Bueno, M.; Arias, A.P. Unmanned Aerial Systems for Civil Applications: A Review. Drones 2017, 1, 2.

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