International Journal of Aerospace Engineering

Perception, Navigation, and Control for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Theory and Applications


Publishing date
01 Jul 2020
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
21 Feb 2020

1Universidad del Valle de México (UVM), Tlaquepaque, Mexico

2Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman

3Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO AC), Tlaquepaque, Mexico

4École de Technologie Supérieure, Montreal, Canada

5Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Guadalajara, Mexico

6Beihang University, Beijing, China

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Perception, Navigation, and Control for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Theory and Applications

This issue is now closed for submissions.
More articles will be published in the near future.

Description

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) incorporate many branches of engineering, including control systems, artificial intelligence, computer vision, embedded systems, and instrumentation. One of the distinguishing features of these vehicles is their perception, navigation, and motion planning capabilities, enabling UAVs to operate in many different scenarios in an efficient and intelligent manner without human intervention. In recent years, UAVs have attracted much interest due to their diverse and everincreasing roles and applications across commercial, industrial, and public realms. Improving their capabilities, performance, and applications through design, development and implementation could significantly promote innovation in these technologies. This could shape the future of the next generation of flexible autonomous UAV solutions by making systems inherently smarter, safer, and more efficient.

This special issue intends to publish original research and review articles that discuss theoretical and practical results in relation to UAVs, with a particular focus on perception, navigation, and control algorithms. Research that considers the civil applications of UAVs, such as the inspection and monitoring of ground plants, remote sensing for mapping and surveying, search and rescue operations, and precision agriculture and irrigation systems, is particularly encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • UAV perception architectures and their applications
  • Sensors and sensor fusion for UAV navigation and situational awareness
  • Computer vision for navigation and control of UAVs
  • Fault detection and fault tolerant controllers for UAVs
  • Path planning and obstacle avoidance for UAVs
  • Autonomous flight and exploration of UAVs
  • Artificial intelligence-based control schemes for UAVs
  • Multiagent systems for UAVs
  • Embedded systems and architectures for online and real time processing of UAVs
  • Robust or adaptive control design for UAVs
  • Civil application use cases for UAVs (e.g., inspection and monitoring, search and rescue, environmental protection, agriculture, mailing and delivery, and space drones)

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9429108
  • - Research Article

An Improved Cooperative Control Method for Hybrid Unmanned Aerial-Ground System in Multitasks

Jianjun Ni | Min Tang | ... | Weidong Cao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 6348035
  • - Research Article

An Aerodynamic Extension for Motion Planning with Dynamics Awareness in Aerial Long-Reach Manipulators

Alvaro Caballero | Pedro J. Sanchez-Cuevas | ... | Anibal Ollero
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2096302
  • - Research Article

Control Optimization of Stochastic Systems Based on Adaptive Correction CKF Algorithm

FengJun Hu | Qian Zhang | Gang Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2069631
  • - Research Article

Distance-Based Formation Control for Quadrotors with Collision Avoidance via Lyapunov Barrier Functions

Jawhar Ghommam | Luis F. Luque-Vega | Maarouf Saad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9263961
  • - Research Article

Low-Cost Experimental Methodology for the Dynamic Model Approximation of Multirotor Actuators

Walter A. Mayorga-Macías | Luis E. González-Jiménez | ... | Luis F. Luque-Vega
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1372052
  • - Research Article

Helicopter Autorotation Trajectory Planning Method Using Functional Tensor-Train-Based Dynamic Programming Algorithms

Yunjie Wang | Chen Jiang | ... | Haowen Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1360702
  • - Research Article

Controller for a Low-Altitude Fixed-Wing UAV on an Embedded System to Assess Specific Environmental Conditions

Johannes von Eichel-Streiber | Christoph Weber | ... | Jens Altenburg
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2027340
  • - Research Article

Self-Navigating UAVs for Supervising Moving Objects over Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks

Tien Pham Van | Nguyen Pham Van | Trung Ha Duyen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5754205
  • - Research Article

Center-of-Gravity Variation-Driven Spherical UAV System and Its Control Law

Donghoon Kim | Sungwook Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 4531302
  • - Research Article

Adaptive Fault Compensation and Disturbance Suppression Design for Nonlinear Systems with an Aircraft Control Application

X. Yao | Y. Yang
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