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Indoor Navigation Strategies for Aerial Autonomous Systems by Pedro Garcia Gil, Laura Elena Munoz Hernandez, Pedro Castillo-Garcia

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Background

Civil and military applications of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have increased considerably for many years. The hovering ability of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) vehicles makes them a suitable choice for many indoor and outdoor applications. The design of controllers and estimators that allow for attitude stabilization, autonomous flight, path following, avoiding obstacles, etc. have been the focus of several groups not only in the research but also in the hobbyist community, which has resulted in significant and interesting breakthroughs in the UAV field. The first part of the book is dedicated to an overview of mathematical definitions and UAV models used throughout the book. The objective is to introduce general ...

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