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 [USQ Project] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

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
Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
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 (FOR2008): 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
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/494

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