Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design and Technology


Series Editors: T. Hikmet Karakoç, C. Özgür Çolpan, Alper Dalkıran

ISSN: 2730-7778

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.

  •     Historical Background of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  •     Categorizations of Unmanned Aerial Systems
  •     Unmanned Aerial System Design Methodologies
  •     System Engineering Approach on UAS Design
  •     Computer-Aided Design Tools on UAS Design
  •     Rotary Wing UAS Design
  •     Unconventional UAS Design (Lighter than Air, Flapping Wing)
  •     UAS Launch Systems
  •     Main Applications of UAS Platforms
  •     UAS Related Regulations Throughout the World


Graduated from Anadolu University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Anadolu University, where he started his full-time teaching. He received his full Professorship from Anadolu University, and he is currently researching at the Eskisehir Technical University. He has a wide range of research interests. His interest topics are “Sustainable Aviation, Aircraft Propulsion System, Insulation, Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality, Gas Turbines, Cogeneration Systems, Renewable Energy, Energy Economics, Fuels, and Combustion.” He has taken part in numerous Industrial Projects on these topics as a researcher, consultant, and project manager for over 30 projects and corporations. He also started a contest on special insulation applications among university students. He also served as an Editor-in-Chief, guest editor, and editorial board member roles for international scientific journals. He published national and international papers in over 300 and 40 books. Professor Karakoc actively follows membership positions for the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and many sectorial associations, international scientific organizations, and societies. He is an active Board of Directors member of the International Association for Green Energy. He is currently holding the presidency of the SARES organization, which is actively supporting scientists and students in the “Sustainable Aviation” subject. He is also organizing four symposiums on aviation subject areas as a Founding Chair.

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.