Obstacle and Terrain Avoidance for Miniature Aerial Vehicles

  title={Obstacle and Terrain Avoidance for Miniature Aerial Vehicles},
  author={Stephen Griffiths and Jeff D. Saunders and Andrew Curtis and Blake Barber and Timothy W. McLain and Randy Beard},
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are playing increasingly prominent roles in defense programs and strategy around the world. While drones have been employed in military applications for many years, the dramatic growth in technological capabilities has increased their utility and versatility. Specifically, advances in microcontrollers, sensors, and batteries have enabled both the significant improvements seen in large UAVs (e.g., Global Hawk, Predator) and the creation of smaller, increasingly… CONTINUE READING
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