Development and Operational Experiences of UAVs for Scientific Research in Antarctica

S. Higashino, M. Funaki, N. Hirasawa, M. Hayashi, S. Nagasaki

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Several models of UAVs have been developed for scientific missions such as aerial geomagnetic survey, meteorological observation, and ground observation instead of manned airplanes especially in Antarctica. The UAV fleet is divided into three groups, i.e., a small UAV for low altitude, relatively large UAVs for mid-altitude, and a small glider UAV for high altitude. Several results, operational experiences of the UAVs, lessons learned including the operations in Antarctica, and several problems to be solved are reported in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Systems, Control and Automation
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Engineering
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameIntelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering
ISSN (Print)2213-8986
ISSN (Electronic)2213-8994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Optimization


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