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Author Austin, Reg.

Title Unmanned aircraft systems [electronic resource] : UAVs design, development and deployment / Reg Austin.

Imprint Chichester : Wiley, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xxix, 332 pages) : illustrations.
Series Aerospace series
Aerospace series (Chichester, England)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) -- Introduction to design and selection of the system -- Aerodynamics and airframe configurations -- Characteristics of aircraft types -- Design standards and regulatory aspects -- Aspects of airframe design -- Design for stealth -- Payload types -- Communications -- Control and stability -- Navigation -- Launch and recovery -- Control stations -- Support equipment -- Transportation -- Design for reliability -- Design for manufacture and development -- Introduction to system development and certification -- System ground testing -- System in-flight testing -- Operational trials and full certification -- UAV system deployment -- Naval rôles -- Army rôles -- Air Force rôles -- Civilian, paramilitary and commercial rôles -- Future prospects and challenges -- UAV systems continuing evolution -- Appendix : UAS organisations.
Summary Unmanned Aircraft Systems delivers a much needed introduction to UAV System technology, taking an integrated approach that avoids compartmentalising the subject. Arranged in four sections, parts 1-3 examine the way in which various engineering disciplines affect the design, development and deployment of UAS. The fourth section assesses the future challenges and opportunities of UAS. Technological innovation and increasingly diverse applications are two key drivers of the rapid expansion of UAS technology. The global defence budget for UAS procurement is expanding, and in the future the market.
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Subject Drone aircraft.
Airplanes -- Radio control.
Navigation (Aeronautics)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Austin, Reg. Unmanned air vehicles. Unmanned aircraft systems. Reston, Va. : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ; Chichester : Wiley, 2010 9780470058190 (DLC) 2010012948 (OCoLC)608490874
ISBN 9780470664803 electronic bk.
0470664800 electronic bk.
9781119964261 electronic bk.
1119964261 electronic bk.
9780470058190 (hbk.)
0470058196 (hbk.)
Standard No. 9786612691065