Development of a novel platform for greater situational awareness in the urban military terrain

Prior, Stephen D. and Shen, Siu-Tsen and White, Anthony S. and Odedra, Sid and Karamanoglu, Mehmet and Erbil, Mehmet Ali and Foran, Tom (2009) Development of a novel platform for greater situational awareness in the urban military terrain. In: Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics: 8th International Conference, EPCE 2009, Held as Part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, July 19-24, 2009. Proceedings. Harris, Don, ed. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (5639). Springer, Berlin, pp. 120-125. ISBN 9783642027284


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The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq and the more recent war in the Gaza Strip have emphasized the need for novel platforms which provide for greater situational awareness in the urban terrain. Without intelligent systems, which can accurately provide real-time information, collateral damage to property will result, together with unnecessary civilian deaths. This situation is exacerbated by the fact that within the next decade 75% of the world’s population will be living in urban areas. This paper outlines the current state of unmanned aerial vehicles throughout the world and presents a novel design of a multiple rotary wing platform which has great potential for both military and civilian application areas.

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