Advances in Dynamics and Motion Control of Unmanned Aerial/Underwater/Ground Vehicles

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825). This special issue belongs to the section "Control Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 44

Special Issue Editor

Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Dankook University, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea
Interests: control engineering; autonomous driving vehicles; unmanned aerial vehicles; artificial intelligence

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Currently, the design of unmanned vehicles is a prominent topic of investigation, with a large range of applications such as civil and military activities, agriculture, transport, delivery operations, and surveillance.

For example, remotely operated or autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been used in recent military operations around the world; unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs), the most well known of which are remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), can also be applied in several commercial field operations, e.g., oil and gas extraction in ultra-deep waters.

Unmanned vehicles are being developed to operate in various environments, including in the air, with UAVs; underwater, with UUVs or autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs); and on the surface of the ground, with unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs).

Dynamics and motion control techniques are very important for the design and construction of efficient vehicle systems to enhance safety and reliability. This Special Issue will deal with novel schemes for dynamics analysis and control techniques for aerial, underwater, and ground vehicle systems. We will discuss the recent advances and future challenges associated with the design issues of unmanned vehicles. The topics of interest within the scope of this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Vehicle control;
  • Kinematics and vehicle dynamics;
  • Path planning and collision avoidance;
  • Sensor and actuator systems;
  • Steering, brakes, dampers and electronic control units;
  • Fault detection and fault-tolerant control;
  • Electric vehicles, intelligent vehicles, autonomous vehicles;
  • Trajectory control;
  • Flight dynamics and control;
  • Linear and nonlinear control synthesis;
  • Attitude dynamics and stabilization.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Han Sol Kim
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • unmanned vehicle
  • vehicle dynamic modeling and control
  • remotely operated vehicle
  • unnamed aerial vehicle
  • actuator and sensor faults

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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