Special Issue "Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: energy-efficient path planning, battery-state estimation, unmanned-system algorithm and SW development
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Interests: vehicle dynamics and control; environment perception; V2X communiation; Risk assessment; sensor fusion
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) services such as sensing, mapping, goods and equipment delivery, inspection, and monitoring have started to grow rapidly with the rapidly falling prices of both drones and the sensors mounted on them. Many of these services involve the gathering of data and its processing with complex algorithms either in real time or on the cloud, and precise navigation and path-planning of the drones. We invite articles on all aspects of these problems involving UAV services including data processing and sensor fusion, obstacle and collision avoidance, trajectory generation single UAVs or groups of UAVs, communications and networks among UAVs, mission planning for various purposes, and so on.
Articles may be submitted in all the areas that currently abound in the news: inspection of farms, vineyards, ranch animals, petrochemical refineries, oil pipelines, and battlefields; delivery of pesticides and herbicides, food in restaurants, and packages to remote areas and residences; the cutting edge of photography, filming, and journalism; the mapping of various fields—optical, magnetic, acoustic, and chemical; and reconnaissance and tactical bombing in battlefield. Most of these applications are performed by single UAVs till now, though use of a multiplicity of UAVs can significantly improve performance.
Prof. Dr. Sunghun Jung
Dr. Donghoon Shin
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- unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
- data processing and sensor fusion
- obstacle and collision avoidance
- trajectory generation
- communications and networks
- mission planning