Special Issue "Fundamental and Applied Research in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology"

A special issue of Drones (ISSN 2504-446X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo

School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
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Interests: control systems; multi-agent systems; intelligent control; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS); and the use of vision in feedback control
Guest Editor
Dr. Pablo Rangel

School of Engineering & Computing Sciences, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78412, USA
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Interests: sensor fusion; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS); cyber-physical systems; multiagents; biomechatronics; and cybersecurity
Guest Editor
Dr. Jose Ernesto Gomez Balderas

GIPSA-LAB UMR 5216 CNRS – Université Grenoble Alpes, 38402 Saint Martin d'Hères, FRANCE
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Interests: UAV navigation, and perception; teleoperation ; embedded vision
Guest Editor
Dr. Eduardo Steed Espinoza Quesada

Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, 07360, México
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Interests: UAS for Search and Rescue Applications, Heavy-lift cargo UAS, Nonlinear control, Adaptive Control and Algorithms for Multi-Agent Systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) represents a rich and complex combination of fundamental research and applied real-time solutions. Researchers from different domains are proposing and demonstrating new and versatile ways to develop UAS that can become worthwhile and applicable in our modern and complex society. Critical infrastructure inspection and repair, parcel delivery, film and photography in the entertainment domain, as well as wireless information relays, among others, are some of the areas of UAS research development. These previous examples require novel estimation, control, and multi-agent coordination techniques with a solid theoretical background, but at the same time with a computational complexity that allows them to be implemented in a realistic mission.

In this Special Issue our goal is to bring together key researchers in this area to provide the readership of Drones with up-to-date and survey-style papers on fundamental and applied research perspectives on the state-of-the-art in this exciting field. In general, it seeks to collect innovative works on the estimation, control, and coordination of multiple UAS. Specific solutions addressing novel approaches for sensor fusion, GPS-denied navigation, power alternative/efficient systems, computer vision-based solutions, platforms with increased safety measures, as well as cyber-security are also of great interest. Submissions of comprehensive overviews of UAS-related research, with a particular focus on applications are also of interest to the Drones community and are highly encouraged. Please contact the Guest Editors if you have any questions about whether your proposed article would fit the scope of this Special Issue.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Unmanned aircraft systems
  • estimation
  • control
  • multi-UAS coordination
  • sensor fusion
  • navigation
  • perception
  • mechatronics
  • load transportation
  • power alternative/efficient systems
  • computer vision-inspired solutions
  • safety measures
  • cyber-security


Dr. Luis Rodolfo Garcia Carrillo
Dr. Pablo Rangel
Dr. Jose Ernesto Gomez Balderas
Dr. Eduardo Steed Espinoza Quesada
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Drones is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • • Unmanned aircraft systems • estimation • control • coordination • sensor fusion • navigation • power alternative/efficient systems • computer vision • safety measures • cyber-security

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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