Embedded Platforms for UAS Landing Path and Obstacle Detection

Integration and Development of Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Umberto Papa

Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 136)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 29-45
  3. Umberto Papa
    Pages 63-79
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 99-112

About this book


This book reports on the design and development of a system that assists remote pilots during the landing procedure. In particular, it covers a previously neglected topic, namely the search for the best pathway and landing site. It describes the system’s components, such as the ultrasonic sensor, infrared sensor and optical sensor, in detail, and discusses the experimental tests carried out in both controlled laboratory and real-world environments. Providing a fascinating survey of the state of the art in the field of unmanned aircraft system electronics design and development, the book also presents recent advances in and cutting-edge methodologies for the development of acquisition systems and inexpensive sensor design for navigation data.


UAS Safe Landing Flight Mechanics Sensors Fusion Aircraft Design Obstacle Detection and Avoidance Ultrasonic Sensor Model Vision-based Landing System Low-cost Navigation Sensors

Authors and affiliations

  • Umberto Papa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Science and TechnologyParthenope University of NaplesNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73173-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73174-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-4182
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-4190
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