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Special Issue "UAV-Based Smart Sensor Systems and Applications"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Intelligent Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Arturo de la Escalera Hueso
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Guest Editor
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Tel. +34 916249480
Interests: Autonomous Aerial and Ground Vehicles, Environment Perception, Navigation
Dr. David Martín Gómez
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Tel. +34 91 6248813
Interests: Real-time Perception Systems, Computer Vision, Sensor Fusion, Autonomous Ground Vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Navigation
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Dr. Abdulla Al-Kaff
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Guest Editor
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Interests: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, Computer Vision, Deep Learning, Navigation Systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field of research in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is one that has grown the most in popularity and has shown a higher rate of results in recent years. The increasingly low cost of the vehicles themselves, the sensors needed to perceive the environment, the improvement of the communications between vehicles, as well as the increase in computing capacity of embedded computers, have achieved that an increasing and diverse number of applications can be addressed by using UAVs.

The aim of this Special Issue it to cover theoretical, experimental and operational aspects related to the field of the Unmanned Aerial vehicles (UAVs); in order to advance and promote the actual research works and to present to the scientific community the novel techniques on emerging UAV models and techniques.

Therefore, we invite applicants to look over the recent advances in Sensor Systems and Applications for UAVs and call for innovative works that explore frontiers and challenges in the field.

The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • Embedded/Onboard Systems
  • Navigation and localization systems
  • Perception and Sensing
  • Data processing and analysis methods for sensor information acquired by sensors installed on UAVs
  • Decision making on real aerial scenarios.
  • Multi-UAVs coordination and cooperation
  • New applications for UAVs
  • New UAVs software architectures
  • Sensor fusion for environment perception
  • UAVs design
  • UAVs mission planning

Please contact the Guest Editors if you have any questions about whether your proposed article would fit the scope of this Special Issue

Prof. Dr. Arturo de la Escalera Hueso
Dr. David Martín Gómez
Dr. Abdulla Al-Kaff
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • computer vision-inspired solutions
  • control
  • cyber-security
  • deep learning for aerial environment understanding
  • embedded systems
  • mechatronics
  • multi-UAS coordination
  • navigation
  • obstacle detection and avoidance
  • perception
  • ROS-based architectures for UAVs
  • sensor fusion
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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