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Design, Integration and Sea Trials of 3D Printed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Unmanned Surface Vehicle for Cooperative Missions [article]

Hanlin Niu, Ze Ji, Pietro Liguori, Hujun Yin, Joaquin Carrasco
2021 arXiv   pre-print
In this research, we propose a cooperative Unmanned Aerial Vehicle - Unmanned Surface Vehicle (UAV-USV) platform to improve the detection range of USV.  ...  A floatable and waterproof UAV is designed and 3D printed, which allows it to land on the sea. A catamaran USV and landing platform are also developed.  ...  UAV Design To protect the electronic components from sea water, we designed a waterproof UAV, which was 3D printed using Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) printer and PA2200 printing material, as shown in  ... 
arXiv:2102.10709v2 fatcat:rkcegcjlynfrffviwx5jc6oliy

Toward Digitalization of Maritime Transport?

Pedro-Luis Sanchez-Gonzalez, David Díaz-Gutiérrez, Teresa Leo, Luis Núñez-Rivas
2019 Sensors  
; internet of things; the cloud and edge computing; digital security; and 3D printing and additive engineering.  ...  It also provides insight into each of the three sectors into which this industry has been divided: Ship design and shipbuilding; shipping; and ports.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors state that there are no conflicts of interest. Sensors 2019, 19, 926  ... 
doi:10.3390/s19040926 fatcat:yz5jiwb4ezgqfgwwekjevjzahu

Sediment Sampling in Estuarine Mudflats with an Aerial-Ground Robotic Team

Pedro Deusdado, Magno Guedes, André Silva, Francisco Marques, Eduardo Pinto, Paulo Rodrigues, André Lourenço, Ricardo Mendonça, Pedro Santana, José Corisco, Susana Almeida, Luís Portugal (+3 others)
2016 Sensors  
The robotic team encompasses a four-wheel-steering ground vehicle, equipped with a drilling tool designed to be able to retain wet soil, and a multi-rotor aerial vehicle for dynamic aerial imagery acquisition  ...  On-demand aerial imagery, properly fused on an aerial mosaic, is used by remote human operators for specifying the robotic mission and supervising its execution.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest. Abbreviations GUI Graphical User Interface UAV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle UGV Unmanned Ground Vehicle GPS Global Positioning System  ... 
doi:10.3390/s16091461 pmid:27618060 pmcid:PMC5038739 fatcat:hrek4h6w4bhrjhe4ixadjjoypm

From ERL to MBZIRC: Development of An Aerial-Ground Robotic Team for Search and Rescue [chapter]

Barbara Arbanas, Frano Petric, Ana Batinović, Marsela Polić, Ivo Vatavuk, Lovro Marković, Marko Car, Ivan Hrabar, Antun Ivanović, Stjepan Bogdan
2021 Search and Rescue Robotics [Working Title]  
We focus on the implementation of hardware and software modules that enable the deployment of aerial-ground robotic teams in unstructured environments for joint missions.  ...  In addition to the overall system specification, we outline the main algorithms for operation in such conditions: autonomous exploration of unknown environments and detection of objects of interest.  ...  Section 5 provides insight into the development of autonomous exploration and mapping of unknown areas using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) with a LiDAR.  ... 
doi:10.5772/intechopen.99210 fatcat:kbq5opjy2jhepiauunjmqxqgja

System Architecture and Communication Infrastructure for the RoboVaaS project [article]

Emanuele Coccolo, Cosmin Delea, Fabian Steinmetz, Roberto Francescon, Alberto Signori, Ching Nok Au, Filippo Campagnaro, Vincent Schneider, Federico Favaro, Johannes Oeffner, Christian Renner, Michele Zorzi
2022 arXiv   pre-print
Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV) can, for instance, be used to perform bathymetry and environmental data collection tasks to ensure under-keel clearance and to monitor the quality of the water.  ...  The developed system has been validated through sea trials and showcased through an underwater sensor data collection service.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank Christian Busse (Hamburg University of Technology) for his support to build the underwater nodes.  ... 
arXiv:2206.11082v1 fatcat:k67kdn3bljgctdwsb7wwtmdarm

Automation and Autonomy in Unmanned Aircraft Systems [chapter]

Lisa Elliott, Bryan Stewart
2011 Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Systems  
The. gap. that. is. created. by. these. policies. is. a. consistent. definition. of. a. "model. aircraft," .and,,.some.individuals.and.  ...  Unmanned. Air. Vehicle. Systems. Committee. addresses issues related to design, performance, quality acceptance tests, and safety monitoring for unmanned air vehicle systems.  ...  Stakeholders include manufactures of unmanned aerial vehicles and their components, federal agencies, design professionals, professional societies, maintenance professionals, trade associations, financial  ... 
doi:10.1201/b11202-8 fatcat:5jtvpandqje4riycjdpxd2ar5y

An overview of AUV algorithms research and testbed at the University of Michigan

R. Eustice, H. Brown, Ayoung Kim
2008 2008 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicles  
Details of the design modification, and related research enabled by this integration effort, are discussed herein.  ...  In this paper we discuss our three major research areas of: (1) real-time visual simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM); (2) cooperative multi-vehicle navigation; and (3) perception-driven control  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This work is supported in part through grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) (Award #IIS 0746455), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) (Award #N00014-07-1-0791), and a NOAA Ocean  ... 
doi:10.1109/auv.2008.5290531 fatcat:ttpak3gazvewvh7bdigvqtkhk4

Development of Modular Bio-Inspired Autonomous Underwater Vehicle for Close Subsea Asset Inspection

Wael Gorma, Mark A. Post, James White, James Gardner, Yang Luo, Jongrae Kim, Paul D. Mitchell, Nils Morozs, Marvin Wright, Qing Xiao
2021 Applied Sciences  
To reduce human risk and maintenance costs, Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) are involved in subsea inspections and measurements for a wide range of marine industries such as offshore wind farms and  ...  This paper introduces the first RoboFish prototype that comprises cost-effective 3D printed modules joined together with innovative magnetic coupling joints and a modular software framework.  ...  Underwater Vision While visual simultaneous localisation and mapping (SLAM) has seen impressive development for autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs) [31] , unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) [32] and unmanned  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11125401 fatcat:5iqnjcpmwvdxdhmj3o7f7ipbze

Visual Servoed Autonomous Landing of an UAV on a Catamaran in a Marine Environment

Andrea Delbene, Marco Baglietto, Enrico Simetti
2022 Sensors  
This paper introduces a procedure for autonomous landing of a quadrotor on an unmanned surface vehicle in a marine environment.  ...  The relative pose and velocity of the vehicle with respect to the quadrotor are estimated using a combination of data coming from a vision system, which recognizes a set of AprilTags located on the vehicle  ...  Generally, a set of underwater and surface vehicles allow the execution of complex tasks, such as monitoring wide areas or cooperative collaboration for a mutual goal.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s22093544 pmid:35591233 pmcid:PMC9101708 fatcat:2o63dme2e5ao7e2fstawdh2kye

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Estimates

Department Of Defense Comptroller's Office
2015 Zenodo  
and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform integration.  ...  and complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) on-chip for nano-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1215366 fatcat:cqn5tyfixjanzp5x3tgfkpedri

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Estimates

Department Of Defense Comptroller's Office
2014 Zenodo  
The budget request details the proposed investments $80 million to develop new sets of tools for imaging and analytics of neural and synaptic brain activities that will improve diagnosis and care of wounded  ...  Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS)) and better data management.  ...  of, a Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MALE UAV) capability from smaller ships.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1215345 fatcat:fjzhmynqjbaafk67q2ckcblj2m

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Estimates

Department Of Defense Comptroller's Office
2018 Zenodo  
long-term national security enhancement through the discovery of new phenomena and the exploration of the potential of such phenomena for defense applications.  ...  Theprogram uses information, computational modeling, and physical sciences todiscover properties of biological systems that cross multiple scales of biologicalarchitecture and function, from the molecular  ...  endurance unmanned surface vehicles, and high bandwidth communications.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.1215599 fatcat:kxduvg6a5nflhf6iilkwnolobu

Drones in the National Airspace

Timothy Takahashi
2012 Social Science Research Network  
The burden of proof for airworthiness has always fallen on the designer and the manufacturer. 236 The FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 aggressively commands the FAA to integrate "civil unmanned  ...  Spirit Airlines, 508 F.3d 464, 471 (9th Cir. 2007 ). 94 See id. 95 Unmanned Aircraft System Test Sites, Request for Comments, 77 Fed.  ...  It is understandable that business interests that construct military drones engineered on a trial-and-error basis would lobby the FAA for exemption from compliance with strict airworthiness standards.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2126228 fatcat:wj2gwlt3xfd2da2q4jh3vteab4

A Comprehensive Overview of Technologies for Species and Habitat Monitoring and Conservation

José J Lahoz-Monfort, Michael J L Magrath
2021 BioScience  
at trial stage, only recently used in conservation), providing examples of conservation applications for both types.  ...  We provide the first comprehensive overview of the current (2020) landscape of conservation technology, encompassing technologies for monitoring wildlife and habitats, as well as for on-the-ground conservation  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Craig Whiteford for comments and Michelle Cooper for early discussions, as well as Achaz von Hardenberg and two anonymous reviewers for constructive suggestions.  ... 
doi:10.1093/biosci/biab073 pmid:34616236 pmcid:PMC8490933 fatcat:2t57ecor35aerl35wf66hx2x7e

Overview of the International Radar Symposium Best Papers, 2019, Ulm, Germany

István Balajti
2020 Repüléstudományi közlemények  
In civilian applications, the inter-radar interference of automotive radars is an emerging problem for automotive radar applications in case of dense deployment.  ...  The modernisation of the Hungarian Army, the success of the Zrínyi 2026 program, basically depends on the understanding and the professional service of new technologies during their lifecycle.  ...  a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) [7] .  ... 
doi:10.32560/rk.2019.3.553 fatcat:xwc6fasq7bah5j7tf7lctlpuki
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