Spring 2012 CSCE990

Spring 2012 CSCE 990: Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles Seminar

This semester the Nimbus Lab meeting will be held in conjunction with the CSCE990 UAV seminar.  We meet in the Nimbus lab on Tuesdays from 4-5pm.  Below is the list of topics and readings for each meeting:

Jan 10: Introduction

Jan 17: Demonstrations and small group work

Jan 24 (Brent):

Joseph Moore and Russ Tedrake. Magnetic localization for perching UAVs on powerlines.IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), September 2011. [ .pdf ]

Jan 31 (Misc mini-presentations by new people and Kalman filter intro):

Greg Welch and Gary Bishop. An Introduction to the Kalman Filter. Online.

Feb 7 (Mamur):

Paul E.I. Pounds and Aaron M. Dollar
UAV Rotorcraft in Compliant Contact: Stability Analysis and Simulation, proceedings of the 2011 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2011), San Francisco, CA, Sept. 25-30, 2011.

Feb 14 (Sreeja):

P. Abbeel, A. Coates, M. Montemerlo, A. Ng, and S. Thrun, “Discriminative training of Kalman filters,” in Proc. of Robotics: Science and Systems, 2005.
[Focus on part III D] Q. L. Zhou, Y. Zhang, Y. H. Qu, and C. A. Rabbath, “Dead reckoning and Kalman filter design for trajectory tracking of a quadrotor UAV,” in Mechatronics and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA), 2010 IEEE/ASME International Conference on, 2010, pp. 119–124.
Feb 28 (Ben):
Link Characterization for Aerial Wireless Sensor Networks, Technical Report from the University of New South Wales, August 2011.
Channel Measurements over 802.11a-based UAV-to-Ground Links, in Proc. IEEE GLOBECOM-WiUAV, Dec. 2011.
The remainder of the semester we are focusing on small group projects.

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