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Optimizing Small Multi-Rotor Unmanned Aircraft: A Practical Design Guide

Stephen D. Prior (University of Southampton, United Kingdom)



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CRC Press
04 October 2018
Aerospace & aviation technology; Intelligent & automated transport system technology; Aircraft: general interest
This design guide was written to capture the author's practical experience of designing, building and testing multi-rotor drone systems over the past decade. The lack of one single source of useful information meant that the past 10 years has been a steep learning curve, a lot of self-tuition and many trial and error tests. Lessons learnt the hard way are not always the best way to learn. This book will be useful for the amateur drone pilot who wants to build their own system from first principles, as well as the academic researcher investigating novel design concepts and future drone applications.
By:   Stephen D. Prior (University of Southampton United Kingdom)
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
Weight:   304g
ISBN:   9781138369887
ISBN 10:   1138369888
Pages:   120
Publication Date:   04 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Stephen D Prior is Reader in Unmanned Air Vehicles within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton. He gained a BEng in Mechanical Engineering degree in 1987 and PhD in Robotics from Middlesex University, London in 1993. He is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Corporate Member of the IMechE and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His research interests are in the areas of Mechatronics, Autonomous Unmanned Systems, Robotics and Design Engineering. He was Project Lead for the MoD Grand Challenge i-Spy team in 2008 and was the Team Leader for Team HALO, winner of the DARPA UAVForge Competition 2012. He has been an editor for the International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles since 2010.

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