Professor to publish book on latest UAV research


W. Grafton and Lillian B. Wilkins Professor Naira Hovakimyan has co-authored a new text due out June 1.
Time-Critical Cooperative Control of Autonomous Air Vehicles presents, in an easy-to-read style, the latest research conducted in the industry, while also introducing a set of novel ideas that illuminate a new approach to problem-solving,” according to the book’s description provided by the authors. “The book is virtually self-contained, giving the reader a complete, integrated presentation of the different concepts, mathematical tools, and control solutions needed to tackle and solve a number of problems concerning time-critical cooperative control of UAVs.
“By including case studies of fixed-wing and multirotor UAVs, the book effectively broadens the scope of application of the methodologies developed. This theoretical presentation is complemented with the results of flight tests with real UAVs, and is an ideal reference for researchers and practitioners from academia, research labs, commercial companies, government workers, and those in the international aerospace industry.”
The book summarizes an accumulative body of work of past ten years with collaborators from the Naval Postgraduate School NPS (Monterey, CA) and the Institute for Systems and Robotics (Lisbon, Portugal).
Enric Xargay and Venanzio Cichella, members of Hovakimyan’s research group, were also co-authors, along with Isaac Kaminer (NPS), Antonio Pascoal (IST), and Vladimir Dobrokhodov. 
The book can be pre-ordered from Elsevier.