Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Core Reference Title

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Noted as an IGI Global Core Reference Title in Science & Engineering for 2019.

Release Date: May, 2019|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 558
ISBN13: 9781522583653|ISBN10: 1522583653|EISBN13: 9781522583660|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8365-3


First used in military applications, unmanned aerial vehicles are becoming an integral aspect of modern society and are expanding into the commercial, scientific, recreational, agricultural, and surveillance sectors. With the increasing use of these drones by government officials, business professionals, and civilians, more research is needed to understand their complexity both in design and function.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the design, construction, and maintenance of drones, as well as their applications across all aspects of society. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as intelligent systems, artificial intelligence, and situation awareness, this publication is an ideal reference source for military consultants, military personnel, business professionals, operation managers, surveillance companies, agriculturalists, policymakers, government officials, law enforcement, IT professionals, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Business-Related Drones
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Mixed-Integer Linear Programming
  • Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems
  • Personal Drones
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
  • Situation Awareness

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