The autonomous unmanned aerial surveillance vehicle navigation and user interface

Knox, Soz Deja (2005) The autonomous unmanned aerial surveillance vehicle navigation and user interface. [USQ Project]


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There has been a steep growth, throughout the World, in civilian UAV applications.
UAVs offer cost effective alternatives for many applications, as they enable objectives
be carried out without the risk to pilots. In terms of crop surveillance, they offer a cheap
alternative to satellite and manned aerial imagery. These current techniques are limited
due to cloud cover, and poor image capture resolution. By flying a UAV at low
altitudes, these limitations may be greatly reduced. With the recent financial
commitment from the Queensland State Government, to the funding of a UAV research
and development facility, the future of UAV technology and its potential market is
being recognized. Current UAV navigation and guidance packages on the market are
prohibitively expensive. This paper describes the design and implementation of a cheap
navigation and user interface for the specific purpose of carrying out surveillance over a
pre-determined flight path in a UAV. The system has been designed assuming a suitable
automatic flight control system is available, for receipt of the guidance outputs.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:22
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: unmanned aerial surveillance (UAV), risk management, GPS, navigation systems
Fields of Research (2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090104 Aircraft Performance and Flight Control Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 46 INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES > 4609 Information systems > 460999 Information systems not elsewhere classified
40 ENGINEERING > 4001 Aerospace engineering > 400103 Aircraft performance and flight control systems

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