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The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara
 

Summary: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
University of California at Santa Barbara
Spring 2008 Seminar Series
Presents
Mission and Vehicle Control of Aerial and Marine Vehicles
Carlos Silvestre
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 11:00am-12:00pm ESB 2001
Abstract:
The last decade has witnessed tremendous progress in the development of aerial and marine tech-
nologies that can provide scientists with advanced equipment and methods for autonomous explora-
tion and exploitation of different earth environments. Recent advances in marine and aerial robotics,
sensors, computers, communications, and information systems are being applied to develop sophis-
ticated technologies that will lead to safer, faster, and far more efficient ways of exploring the environ-
ment frontier, especially in hazardous conditions. As part of this trend in aerial robotics Uninhabited Air
Vehicles (UAVs) present nowadays high degree of robustness and reliability and are able to operate in
challenging and uncertain mission scenarios.
Unlike fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters are designed to execute vertical flight maneuvers, including hov-
ering, and vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). Moreover, their ability to perform agile maneuvers both
at high and low speeds does not undermine the good flying qualities displayed in fast forward flight.

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics