Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System

  • Tian Seng Ng
Part of the Springer Aerospace Technology book series (SAT)


Today, the establishments of the unmanned aerial vehicle in the Universities aim for progressive results in its research studies. Subsequently, upon successful research, we can deploy the various UAVs for surveillance purpose and other critical air missions. At the preliminary stage of building the unmanned system, we used plywood material, Styrofoam, servomotors, metal bar links, a microprocessor-based controller, and a written software with a radio transmitter to control the UAV. The UAV system employs intelligent controller for autonomous takeoff and landing capabilities. Moreover, it is also able to handle single or multiple UAV flight control and even cater for GPS waypoint navigation. The types of the air vehicle that exist today are the flapping wings MAV, the quadrotor, the Tricopter and the fixed wings and rotary wings UAVs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nanyang Technological University School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringSingaporeSingapore

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