Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Domain: Areas of Research

Demir, Kadir Alpaslan
Cicibas, Halil
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) domain has seen rapid developments in recent years. As the number of UAVs increases and as the missions involving UAVs vary, new research issues surface. An overview of the existing research areas in the UAV domain has been presented including the nature of the work categorised under different groups. These research areas are divided into two main streams: Technological and operational research areas. The research areas in technology are divided into onboard and ground technologies. The research areas in operations are divided into organization level, brigade level, user level, standards and certifications, regulations and legal, moral, and ethical issues. This overview is intended to serve as a starting point for fellow researchers new to the domain, to help researchers in positioning their research, identifying related research areas, and focusing on the right issues.


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Citation Formats
K. A. Demir, H. Cicibas, and N. ARICA, “Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Domain: Areas of Research,” DEFENCE SCIENCE JOURNAL, pp. 319–329, 2015, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/67236.