Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design and Technology
Series Editors: T. Hikmet Karakoç, C. Özgür Çolpan, Alper Dalkıran
Book Editors: T.Hikmet Karakoç, Emre Özbek
About This Book
Unmanned Aerial Systems have been a trending research topic throughout the world. Low project costs and the increasing availability of electronic components promote the popularity of UAS platforms. These platforms are being applied in different areas of civil life and military operations. These technologies are multidisciplinary topics that should be covered with the historical background of technology, categorizations, design, manufacture, and flight operations. The readers will be able to find all topics related to these complicated systems’ covered in one book. This book planned to be prepared will cover the details of UAS System design, components, control, operations, and regulations. Researchers, aero/mech engineering students, hobby enthusiasts, and civil aviation organization officials will be able to benefit from the index of the book.
Editors look for the novel and original chapters below topics.
o Historical Background of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
o Categorizations of Unmanned Aerial Systems
o Unmanned Aerial System Design Methodologies
o System Engineering Approach on UAS Design
o Computer-Aided Design Tools on UAS Design
o Rotary Wing UAS Design
o Unconventional UAS Design (Lighter than Air, Flapping Wing)
o UAS Launch Systems
o Main Applications of UAS Platforms
o UAS Related Regulations Throughout the World
Book Content and Available Chapters
About The Book Editors
T. Hikmet Karakoc, Ph.D., is a Full Professor with the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University. He received his MSc from Yıldız Technical University (1983) and his Ph.D. from Anadolu University (1987). Professor Karakoc is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, has published many papers at various national and international conferences, and has authored and edited several books. His research areas include aviation, energy and energy economy, gas turbine engines, fuels, isolation, and installation.
Emre Özbek is currently a Full Lecturer in Unmanned Aircraft Technology and Operations Program at Eskisehir Technical University and also a Ph.D. candidate in Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Program. He holds an MSc in Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance (Eskisehir Technical University) program which studied the design of an electromechanical bio-inspired surveillance UAV with the ability to fly by flapping wing, also holds a BSc in the Department of Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance.
About The Series Editors
T. Hikmet Karakoc, PhD, is a Full Professor with the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University. He received his MSc from Yıldız Technical University (1983) and his PhD from Anadolu University (1987). Professor Karakoc is the Editor- in-Chief of the International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, has published many papers at various national and international conferences, and has authored and edited several books. His research areas include aviation, energy and energy economy, gas turbine engines, fuels, isolation and installation.
Can Özgür Çolpan, PhD, received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He conducted his PhD studies at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Carleton University between 2005 and 2009. He continued his studies as a post-doctoral researcher there between 2009 and 2010 and at Ryerson University between 2010 and 2012. He has been working as a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dokuz Eylül University since 2012. In 2014 and 2019, he was appointed to the positions of Associate Professor and Professor, respectively. Dr. Çolpan has conducted research in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen and the mathematical modeling of integrated energy systems. His areas of research include modeling of direct internal reforming solid oxide fuel cells, material development and mathematical modeling for direct methanol fuel cells, development of high temperature PEM fuel cells, simulation and optimization of the fuel cell vehicle powertrains, catalytic dehydrogenation of solid hydrogen storage materials, analysis of organic Rankine cycle based systems, and analysis of biofuel fueled turbojet.
Alper Dalkıran, PhD, received his bachelor's degree from the Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University. He completed hi MSc degree in the School of Science at Anadolu University, and earned his PhD in 2017 on Environmental Sustainability of Airports from the School of Science at Anadolu University. He is currently working in the School of Aviation at Suleyman Demirel University.