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    • Augmented Lift by Tip Thruster of an Asymmetric Single Blade Rotary Wing UAV 

      Ho, Derrick (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, 2016-09-30)
      This thesis presents investigations on the potential lift augmentation of a Tip Thruster for driving a rotating wing (lifting surface) in a monocopter configuration, to take advantage of the higher efficiency potential for ...
    • A Direct Comparison of Small Aircraft Dynamics between Wind Tunnel and Flight Tests 

      Lehmkuehler, Kai (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, 2016-09-28)
      The miniaturization of embedded electronics and sensors driven by the rapid development of mobile devices has enabled powerful avionics systems for very small aircraft. This enables a potential step forward in accurate ...
    • Distributed Resource Allocation and Performance Analysis in 5G Wireless Cellular Networks 

      Ma, Chuan (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies School of Electrical and Information Engineering, 2018-06-28)
      This thesis focuses on the study of Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets), Device-to-device (D2D) communication networks, and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) networks in fifth generation wireless communication (5G) systems. HetNets ...
    • Edge Feature and Optical Flow Terrain Aid for GNSS-Denied Airborne Visual Navigation 

      Williams, David Garner (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies Department of Aerospace, Mechanical & Mechatronic Engineering, 2016-12-31)
      Conventional autonomous aircraft navigation relies on the use of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). This risks system disorientation due to GNSS failure from atmospheric events, jamming or satellite destruction. ...
    • Millimetre Wave Radar Target Classification using UAVs in an Adversarial Electronic Warfare Environment 

      Jasinski, Tomasz (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Australian Centre for Field Robotics, 2015-12-31)
      Millimetre wave radar promises to revolutionise the application of radar in the military setting which will lead to a corresponding change to how electronic warfare (EW) systems are applied. This type of sensor is ...
    • Multi-Objective and Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems using Hierarchical Asynchronous Parallel Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms 

      Damp, Lloyd Hollis (University of Sydney. Engineering. School of Aeronautical Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, 2007-04)
      The overall objective of this research was to realise the practical application of Hierarchical Asynchronous Parallel Evolutionary Algorithms for Multi-objective and Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation (MDO) of UAV Systems ...
    • Robust Modular Feature-Based Terrain-Aided Visual Navigation and Mapping 

      Volkova, Anastasiia (University of Sydney Faculty of Engineering and IT School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic, 2018-08-31)
      The visual feature-based Terrain-Aided Navigation (TAN) system presented in this thesis addresses the problem of constraining inertial drift introduced into the location estimate of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in ...
    • UAV Parameter Estimation with Gaussian Process Approximations 

      Hemakumara, Madu Prasad (University of Sydney. Graduate School of Engineering and IT School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Australian Centre for Field Robotics, 2013-03-31)
      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) provide an alternative to manned aircraft for risk associated missions and applications where sizing constraints require miniaturized flying platforms. UAVs are currently utilised in an array ...