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Aerospace & Defense Technology: May 2020
- Magazine Issue
Published May 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
- Connectors Lighten the SWaP Burden in UAV/MUMT Aircraft Electronics
- Playing Defense
Uncertain Regulations Stall the Implementation of Counter-UAS Technology in The U.S.
- Drone Swarms
A Transformational Technology
- Robotic Combat Vehicles
Putting the Brains Behind the Brawn
- Effectiveness of Inter-Vehicle Communications and
On-Board Processing for Close Unmanned Autonomous Vehicle Flight
Developing an effective cooperative communication system for unmanned aerial vehicles can increase their autonomy, reduce manpower requirements, and improve mission capabilities.
- Systems Engineering Approach to Develop Guidance,
Navigation and Control Algorithms for Unmanned Ground
This research explores the development of a UGV capable of operating autonomously in a densely cluttered environment such as the tropical jungles or plantation estates commonly found in Asia.
- Validation of Architecture Models for Coordination of
Unmanned Air and Ground Vehicles via Experimentation
Using the relationship of system architecture products and model-based systems engineering analysis to quantify system performance highlights the feasibility of a UAV-UGV team collaboratively conduct-ing the structured, rudimentary tasks necessary to find a person in distress.
- Assessing the Effectiveness of a Combat UGV Swarm in
Fighting in urban areas is extremely complex and challenging due to multi-story structures, new engagement conditions, and the consideration of civilian-military relations, but recent technological advancements could enable the military to employ robotic platforms in swarms to help overcome operational challenges in an urban environment.