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SpringerLink is an integrated full-text database for journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. In addition to the newest information, K-State has access to the historical archives of all the sections of the database. This database covers a wide range of subjects ranging from sciences to the humanities and has the capability of pulling specific information out of books.
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The electronic version of Engineering Index, Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of engineering research available today, containing over 8 million references and abstracts taken from over 5,000 engineering journals, conferences and technical reports dating back to 1969.
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Contains full-text of journal articles, conference papers, and technical standards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE).
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Planes Without Pilots by Bill Siuru
Publication Date: 1997-07-01
Provides a broad overview of current UAV (unmanned air vehicles) research and the many ways this technology is being used in the development of a variety of applications: ³Smart² weapons, unmanned attack aircraft, atmosphere sampling, space probes, advanced aerial sensors, weather reporting . . . and much more. The author also describes how specific advances in microelectronics, robotics, and optics have made recent UAV breakthroughs possible. He also peculates on the direction of future UAV experimentation.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems by David G. Casos
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
Congress has expressed a great deal of interest in using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) to surveil the United States' international land border. This book examines the strengths and limitations of deploying UASs along the borders and related issues for Congress.
Airpower and Technology by David R. Mets
Publication Date: 2008-12-30
In a chronological treatment, emphasizing theory and doctrine, technology, tactics, and strategy. Mets also details both combat experience and intellectual processes, lethal and non-lethal, involved in the preparation of airpower. In addition to the narrative discussion, the work offers sidebars and feature sections that facilitate the understanding of key weapons systems and operational challenges. It also offers A Dozen-Book Sampler for Your Reading on Air and Space Theory and Doctrine. The work concludes with a brief look at information warfare and with some speculations about the future. Through this thorough consideration of the evolution of American airpower and technology, Mets provides, not only a map of the past, but a guide to future generations of airpower and its potential for keeping the United States strong and safe.
Unmanned Aviation by Lawrence R. Newcome
Publication Date: 2004-08-01
In the 1990s, the author oversaw development of two of the Pentagon's most advanced UAVs. As he looked at the history of unmanned planes, he noticed that each time a conflict broke out, well-intentioned American engineers would get to work on the latest unmanned concepts all but blind to the work of those who came before them. In this book, Newcome chronicles the long history of unmanned aircraft in hopes of ending the cycle of duplicative efforts. If this brief history can help prevent such reinventions of the wheel within unmanned aviation endeavors in the future, then it will have served its purpose, Newcome writes. Newcome traces the family tree of unmanned aircraft all the way back to their roots as aerial torpedoes, which were the equivalent of today's cruise missiles. He discusses the work of leading aerospace pioneers whose efforts in the area of unmanned aviation have largely been ignored by history. The book chronicles the use of unmanned aircraft in times and places where you might not expect them, such as during the Cold War, in Vietnam, and in Israel.
Safety and Reliability in Cooperating Unmanned Aerial Systemsby Nicolas Lechevin; Camille Alain Rabbath
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
This book provides a comprehensive overview of recent advances in the analysis and design of health management systems for cooperating unmanned aerial vehicles. Such systems rely upon monitoring and fault adaptation schemes. Motivation for their study comes from the fact that, despite the use of fault-tolerant control software and hardware embedded onboard air vehicles, overall fleet performance may still be degraded after the occurrence of anomalous events such as systems faults and failures. Cooperative health management (CHM) systems seek to provide adaptation to the presence of faults by capitalizing on the availability of interconnected computing, sensing and actuation resources. This monograph complements the proposed CHM concepts by means of case studies and application examples. It presents fundamental principles and results encompassing optimization, systems theory, information theory, dynamics, modeling and simulation. Written by pioneers in cooperative control, health management and fault-tolerant control for unmanned systems, this book is a unique source of information for designers, researchers and practitioners interested in the field.
The Air University Library's Index to Military Periodicals provides citations and abstracts to articles, news items, and editorials from military and aeronautical periodicals covering all branches of the military. A few links are provided to full-text.
The DOT library has digitized numerous collections relating to airlines, trains, and other modes of transportation.
TRIS Online provides access to almost 450,000 records of published transportation research. Over 470 serial publications are regularly indexed and abstracted for the database, and TRIS also provides links to over 9,000 full text public-domain documents.
NTIS Database is the preeminent resource for accessing the latest research sponsored by the United States and select foreign governments.
Unmanned aircraft systems is a NASA thesaurus heading, not a phrase generally used by libraries for classifying, so while you may get some hits, you may be missing a lot of important sources!
Try these additional subject headings:
Vehicles, Remotely piloted
Use the meta-search feature SearchIt to search both the Manhattan and Salina online catalogs for books, as well as online databases for ebooks, articles and newspapers, all at the same time. Note: This feature does not include ALL the databases K-State subscribes to in the search results, so you may have to use other databases as well!
SpringerLink is full-text database for thousands of journals, books, protocols, eReferences, and book series published by Springer. This database covers a wide range of subjects ranging from sciences to the humanities and has the capability of pulling specific information out of books.
Available through IEEE Xplore, these full text works published by Wiley provide access to content in current cutting-edge technologies in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. The collection of over 400 titles includes handbooks, introductory and advanced texts, reference books and professional books.