Nonlinear Kalman Filter for Multi Sensor Navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Book

Nonlinear Kalman Filter for Multi Sensor Navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

  • Author : Jean-Philippe Condomines
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-11-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081027448

Nonlinear Kalman Filter for Multi Sensor Navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Excerpt :

Nonlinear Kalman Filter for Multi-Sensor Navigation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles covers state estimation development approaches for Mini-UAV. The book focuses on Kalman filtering technics for UAV design, proposing a new design methodology and case study related to inertial navigation systems for drones. Both simulation and real experiment results are presented, thus showing new and promising perspectives. Gives a state estimation development approach for mini-UAVs Explains Kalman filtering techniques Introduce a new design method for unmanned aerial vehicles Introduce cases relating to the inertial navigation system of drones

Multisensor Attitude Estimation Book

Multisensor Attitude Estimation

  • Author : Hassen Fourati
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 580
  • ISBN 10 : 9781498745802

Multisensor Attitude Estimation Excerpt :

There has been an increasing interest in multi-disciplinary research on multisensor attitude estimation technology driven by its versatility and diverse areas of application, such as sensor networks, robotics, navigation, video, biomedicine, etc. Attitude estimation consists of the determination of rigid bodies’ orientation in 3D space. This research area is a multilevel, multifaceted process handling the automatic association, correlation, estimation, and combination of data and information from several sources. Data fusion for attitude estimation is motivated by several issues and problems, such as data imperfection, data multi-modality, data dimensionality, processing framework, etc. While many of these problems have been identified and heavily investigated, no single data fusion algorithm is capable of addressing all the aforementioned challenges. The variety of methods in the literature focus on a subset of these issues to solve, which would be determined based on the application in hand. Historically, the problem of attitude estimation has been introduced by Grace Wahba in 1965 within the estimate of satellite attitude and aerospace applications. This book intends to provide the reader with both a generic and comprehensive view of contemporary data fusion methodologies for attitude estimation, as well as the most recent researches and novel advances on multisensor attitude estimation task. It explores the design of algorithms and architectures, benefits, and challenging aspects, as well as a broad array of disciplines, including: navigation, robotics, biomedicine, motion analysis, etc. A number of issues that make data fusion for attitude estimation a challenging task, and which will be discussed through the different chapters of the book, are related to: 1) The nature of sensors and information sources (accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, GPS, inclinometer, etc.); 2) The computational ability at the sensors; 3) The theoretical developments and convergen

Multi Robot Systems Book

Multi Robot Systems

  • Author : Toshiyuki Yasuda
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2011-01-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9789533074252

Multi Robot Systems Excerpt :

This book is a collection of 29 excellent works and comprised of three sections: task oriented approach, bio inspired approach, and modeling/design. In the first section, applications on formation, localization/mapping, and planning are introduced. The second section is on behavior-based approach by means of artificial intelligence techniques. The last section includes research articles on development of architectures and control systems.

Robotic Manipulators and Vehicles Book

Robotic Manipulators and Vehicles

  • Author : Gerasimos Rigatos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-05-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 734
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319778518

Robotic Manipulators and Vehicles Excerpt :

This monograph addresses problems of: • nonlinear control, estimation and filtering for robotic manipulators (multi-degree-of freedom rigid-link robots, flexible-link robots, underactuated, redundant and cooperating manipulators and closed-chain robotic mechanisms); and• nonlinear control, estimation and filtering for autonomous robotic vehicles operating on the ground, in the air, and on and under water, independently and in cooperating groups. The book is a thorough treatment of the entire range of applications of robotic manipulators and autonomous vehicles. The nonlinear control and estimation methods it develops can be used generically, being suitable for a wide range of robotic systems. Such methods can improve robustness, precision and fault-tolerance in robotic manipulators and vehicles at the same time as enabling the reliable functioning of these systems under variable conditions, model uncertainty and external perturbations.

Advances in Spacecraft Technologies Book

Advances in Spacecraft Technologies

  • Author : Jason Hall
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN 10 : 9789533075518

Advances in Spacecraft Technologies Excerpt :

The development and launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik more than five decades ago propelled both the scientific and engineering communities to new heights as they worked together to develop novel solutions to the challenges of spacecraft system design. This symbiotic relationship has brought significant technological advances that have enabled the design of systems that can withstand the rigors of space while providing valuable space-based services. With its 26 chapters divided into three sections, this book brings together critical contributions from renowned international researchers to provide an outstanding survey of recent advances in spacecraft technologies. The first section includes nine chapters that focus on innovative hardware technologies while the next section is comprised of seven chapters that center on cutting-edge state estimation techniques. The final section contains eleven chapters that present a series of novel control methods for spacecraft orbit and attitude control.

Advances in Aerospace Guidance  Navigation and Control Book
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Advances in Aerospace Guidance Navigation and Control

  • Author : Bogusław Dołęga
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-12-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 751
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319652832

Advances in Aerospace Guidance Navigation and Control Excerpt :

The first three CEAS (Counsil of European Aerospace Societies) Specialist Conferences on Guidance, Navigation and Control (CEAS EuroGNC) were held in Munich, Germany in 2011, in Delft, Netherlands in 2013 and in Toulouse, France in 2017. The Warsaw University of Technology (WUT) and the Rzeszow University of Technology (RzUT) accepted the challenge of jointly organizing the 4th edition. The conference aims to promote scientific and technical excellence in the fields of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) in aerospace and other fields of technology. The Conference joins together the industry with the academia research. This book covers four main topics: Guidance and Control, Control Theory Application, Navigation, UAV Control and Dynamic. The papers included focus on the most advanced and actual topics in guidance, navigation and control research areas: · Control theory, analysis, and design · ; Novel navigation, estimation, and tracking methods · Aircraft, spacecraft, missile and UAV guidance, navigation, and control · Flight testing and experimental results · Intelligent control in aerospace applications · Aerospace robotics and unmanned/autonomous systems · Sensor systems for guidance, navigation and control · Guidance, navigation, and control concepts in air traffic control systems For the 4th CEAS Specialist Conference on Guidance, Navigation and Control the International Technical Committee established a formal review process. Each paper was reviewed in compliance with good journal practices by independent and anonymous reviewers. At the end of the review process papers were selected for publication in this book.

Intelligent Industrial Systems  Modeling  Automation and Adaptive Behavior Book

Intelligent Industrial Systems Modeling Automation and Adaptive Behavior

  • Author : Rigatos, Gerasimos
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2010-06-30
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 601
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615208500

Intelligent Industrial Systems Modeling Automation and Adaptive Behavior Excerpt :

In recent years, there has been growing interest in industrial systems, especially in robotic manipulators and mobile robot systems. As the cost of robots goes down and become more compact, the number of industrial applications of robotic systems increases. Moreover, there is need to design industrial systems with intelligence, autonomous decision making capabilities, and self-diagnosing properties. Intelligent Industrial Systems: Modeling, Automation and Adaptive Behavior analyzes current trends in industrial systems design, such as intelligent, industrial, and mobile robotics, complex electromechanical systems, fault diagnosis and avoidance of critical conditions, optimization, and adaptive behavior. This book discusses examples from major areas of research for engineers and researchers, providing an extensive background on robotics and industrial systems with intelligence, autonomy, and adaptive behavior giving emphasis to industrial systems design.

Nonlinear Control and Filtering Using Differential Flatness Approaches Book

Nonlinear Control and Filtering Using Differential Flatness Approaches

  • Author : Gerasimos G. Rigatos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-06-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319164205

Nonlinear Control and Filtering Using Differential Flatness Approaches Excerpt :

This monograph presents recent advances in differential flatness theory and analyzes its use for nonlinear control and estimation. It shows how differential flatness theory can provide solutions to complicated control problems, such as those appearing in highly nonlinear multivariable systems and distributed-parameter systems. Furthermore, it shows that differential flatness theory makes it possible to perform filtering and state estimation for a wide class of nonlinear dynamical systems and provides several descriptive test cases. The book focuses on the design of nonlinear adaptive controllers and nonlinear filters, using exact linearization based on differential flatness theory. The adaptive controllers obtained can be applied to a wide class of nonlinear systems with unknown dynamics, and assure reliable functioning of the control loop under uncertainty and varying operating conditions. The filters obtained outperform other nonlinear filters in terms of accuracy of estimation and computation speed. The book presents a series of application examples to confirm the efficiency of the proposed nonlinear filtering and adaptive control schemes for various electromechanical systems. These include: · industrial robots; · mobile robots and autonomous vehicles; · electric power generation; · electric motors and actuators; · power electronics; · internal combustion engines; · distributed-parameter systems; and · communication systems. Differential Flatness Approaches to Nonlinear Control and Filtering will be a useful reference for academic researchers studying advanced problems in nonlinear control and nonlinear dynamics, and for engineers working on control applications in electromechanical systems.

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities Book

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities

  • Author : Hussein T. Mouftah
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 599
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000259254

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles in Smart Cities Excerpt :

This book presents a comprehensive coverage of the five fundamental yet intertwined pillars paving the road towards the future of connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The connectivity pillar covers all the latest advancements and various technologies on vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications/networking and vehicular cloud computing, with special emphasis on their role towards vehicle autonomy and smart cities applications. On the other hand, the autonomy track focuses on the different efforts to improve vehicle spatiotemporal perception of its surroundings using multiple sensors and different perception technologies. Since most of CAVs are expected to run on electric power, studies on their electrification technologies, satisfaction of their charging demands, interactions with the grid, and the reliance of these components on their connectivity and autonomy, is the third pillar that this book covers. On the smart services side, the book highlights the game-changing roles CAV will play in future mobility services and intelligent transportation systems. The book also details the ground-breaking directions exploiting CAVs in broad spectrum of smart cities applications. Example of such revolutionary applications are autonomous mobility on-demand services with integration to public transit, smart homes, and buildings. The fifth and final pillar involves the illustration of security mechanisms, innovative business models, market opportunities, and societal/economic impacts resulting from the soon-to-be-deployed CAVs. This book contains an archival collection of top quality, cutting-edge and multidisciplinary research on connected autonomous electric vehicles and smart cities. The book is an authoritative reference for smart city decision makers, automotive manufacturers, utility operators, smart-mobility service providers, telecom operators, communications engineers, power engineers, vehicle charging providers, university professors, researchers, a

Intelligent Renewable Energy Systems Book

Intelligent Renewable Energy Systems

  • Author : Gerasimos Rigatos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 542
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319391564

Intelligent Renewable Energy Systems Excerpt :

Focused on renewable energy systems and the development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for their integration in smart grids, this book presents recent advances and methods that help to ensure that power generation from renewable sources remains stable, that power losses are minimized, and that the reliable functioning of these power generation units is maintained. The book highlights key topics and technologies for renewable energy systems including the intelligent control of power generators, power electronics that connect renewable power generation units to the grid, and fault diagnosis for power generators and power electronics. In particular, the following topics are addressed: • Modeling and control of power generators (PMSGs, DFIGs); • Modeling and control of power electronics (converters, inverters); • Modeling and fault diagnosis of the transmission and distribution Grid; and • Modelling and control of distributed power generation units (interconnected synchronous generators or photovoltaic units). Because of the above coverage, members of the wider engineering community will find that the nonlinear control and estimation methods presented provide essential insights into the functioning of renewable energy power systems, while the academic community will find the book a valuable textbook for undergraduate or graduate courses on renewable energy systems.

UAV Inspection of Large Components  Adaptive Navigation at Runtime Book

UAV Inspection of Large Components Adaptive Navigation at Runtime

  • Author : Michelle Bettendorf
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2022-02-03
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 49
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346584656

UAV Inspection of Large Components Adaptive Navigation at Runtime Excerpt :

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject Computer Science - Applied, grade: 1.0, University of Augsburg, language: English, abstract: In this thesis, two problems are covered. The first one is to estimate the position of a drone out of two different given transformations, which don’t have the same coordinate origin. Furthermore, measurement errors have to be outbalanced so that the position estimation is as accurate as possible. In order to solve this problem, a Kalman Filter was utilized. The second problem is to direct the drone to given goal positions while avoiding obstacles. For directing the drone to the desired location a vector flight control with temporary goals was created. The vector flight control is working online and is constantly using the current estimated position of the Kalman Filter in order to direct the drone correctly at each time. This thesis is covering the concept, the implementation and evaluation of these algorithms.

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics Book

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics

  • Author : Habib, Maki K.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2014-12-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 993
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466673885

Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics Excerpt :

The field of mechatronics integrates modern engineering science and technologies with new ways of thinking, enhancing the design of products and manufacturing processes. This synergy enables the creation and evolution of new intelligent human-oriented machines. The Handbook of Research on Advancements in Robotics and Mechatronics presents new findings, practices, technological innovations, and theoretical perspectives on the the latest advancements in the field of mechanical engineering. This book is of great use to engineers and scientists, students, researchers, and practitioners looking to develop autonomous and smart products and systems for meeting today’s challenges.

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 14 Book

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 14

  • Author : Weidong Chen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-02-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1172
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319480367

Intelligent Autonomous Systems 14 Excerpt :

This book describes the latest research advances, innovations, and visions in the field of robotics as presented by leading researchers, engineers, and practitioners from around the world at the 14th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-14), held in Shanghai, China in July 2016. The contributions amply demonstrate that robots, machines and systems are rapidly achieving intelligence and autonomy, attaining more and more capabilities such as mobility and manipulation, sensing and perception, reasoning, and decision-making. They cover a wide range of research results and applications, and particular attention is paid to the emerging role of autonomous robots and intelligent systems in industrial production, which reflects their maturity and robustness. The contributions were selected by means of a rigorous peer-review process and highlight many exciting and visionary ideas that will further galvanize the research community and spur novel research directions. The series of biennial IAS conferences, which began in 1986, represents a premiere event in the field of robotics.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Book

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Author : Ella Atkins
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 729
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118866450

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Excerpt :

UNMANNED AIRCRAF T SYSTEMS UNMANNED AIRCRAF T SYSTEMS An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot on board ??? instead, the UAS can be controlled by an operator station on the ground or may be autonomous in operation. UAS are capable of addressing a broad range of applications in diverse, complex environments. Traditionally employed in mainly military applications, recent regulatory changes around the world are leading to an explosion of interest and wide-ranging new applications for UAS in civil airspace. Covering the design, development, operation, and mission profiles of unmanned aircraft systems, this single, comprehensive volume forms a complete, stand-alone reference on the topic. The volume integrates with the online Wiley Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, providing many new and updated articles for existing subscribers to that work. The chapters cover the following items: Airframe configurations and design (launch systems, power generation, propulsion) Operations (missions, integration issues, and airspace access) Coordination (multivehicle cooperation and human oversight) With contributions from leading experts, this volume is intended to be a valuable addition, and a useful resource, for aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, governmental and industrial aerospace research establishments, airline and aviation industries, university engineering and science departments, and industry analysts, consultants, and researchers.

Principles of GNSS  Inertial  and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems  Second Edition Book
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Principles of GNSS Inertial and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems Second Edition

  • Author : Paul D. Groves
  • Publisher : Artech House
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608070053

Principles of GNSS Inertial and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems Second Edition Excerpt :

This newly revised and greatly expanded edition of the popular Artech House book Principles of GNSS, Inertial, and Multisensor Integrated Navigation Systems offers you a current and comprehensive understanding of satellite navigation, inertial navigation, terrestrial radio navigation, dead reckoning, and environmental feature matching . It provides both an introduction to navigation systems and an in-depth treatment of INS/GNSS and multisensor integration. The second edition offers a wealth of added and updated material, including a brand new chapter on the principles of radio positioning and a chapter devoted to important applications in the field. Other updates include expanded treatments of map matching, image-based navigation, attitude determination, acoustic positioning, pedestrian navigation, advanced GNSS techniques, and several terrestrial and short-range radio positioning technologies .. The book shows you how satellite, inertial, and other navigation technologies work, and focuses on processing chains and error sources. In addition, you get a clear introduction to coordinate frames, multi-frame kinematics, Earth models, gravity, Kalman filtering, and nonlinear filtering. Providing solutions to common integration problems, the book describes and compares different integration architectures, and explains how to model different error sources. You get a broad and penetrating overview of current technology and are brought up to speed with the latest developments in the field, including context-dependent and cooperative positioning.