Special Issue "UAVs and Remote Sensing for Infrastructure, Environment, Defense, and Security Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2019).
Interests: lidars; hyperspectral imaging; UAVs; non-contact characterization; materials processing
The last few years have seen an outstanding development of UAVs of a myriad of sizes, geometries, and configurations, with an exponential improvement in endurance and autonomy. Their performance and capabilities have allowed applications ranging from military operations (ISR, communications, attack, etc.) to parcel delivery, and included rescue assistance during volcano eruptions, cinematography, archeology, real estate valuation, and many more. Although the use of UAVs in remote sensing has already displayed spectacular achievements in various areas, notably in agriculture and forestry, the increasing availability of both sensors and UAVs combined to lower costs and ease of use opened the way to ubiquitous and virtually unlimited applications.
This Special Issue calls for papers reporting on disruptive, innovative, and original contributions to R&D related to UAVs and remote sensing in particular for infrastructure, environment, manufacturing, defense, and security applications.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Sensor development for UAVs for tailored remote sensing applications
- Payload integration
- Implementation of remote sensing schemes with UAVs
- Tailored UAV design or architectures for remote sensing
- Human–UAV collaboration
- Swarms of UAVs
Manuscript Submission Information
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- active/passive sensors
- multispectral/hyperspectral imaging
- remote sensing