Author : Michael J. Boyle
ISBN : 9780190635862
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 21.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"What impact will drone technology have on the patterns of war and peace in the next century? Will drones produce a more peaceful world because they reduce risk to pilots, or will the prospect of clean, remote warfare lead governments to engage in more conflicts? Will drones begin to replace humans on the battlefield or will they empower soldiers and peacekeepers to act more precisely and humanely in crisis zones? How will terrorist organizations turn this technology back on the governments that fight them? How will drones change surveillance at war - and at home? As drones come into the hands of new actors - foreign governments, law enforcement, terrorist organizations, humanitarian organizations and even UN peacekeepers, it is even more important to understand what kind of world they might produce. This book explores how the unique features of drone technology alter the strategic choices of governments and non-state actors alike by transforming their risk calculations and expanding their goals on and off the battlefield. By changing what these actors are willing and capable of doing, drones are quietly altering the dynamics of wars, humanitarian crises and peacekeeping missions while generating new risks to security and to privacy. An essential guide to a potentially disruptive force in modern world politics, The Drone Age argues that the mastery of drone technology will become central to the ways that governments and non-state actors seek power and influence in the coming decades."--
Multi-rotor Platform Based UAV Systems is aimed at providing an excellent opportunity for experiential learning, capability augmentation and confidence building for senior level undergraduates, entry-level graduates as well as engineers working in government agencies and industry involved in UAV R&D. Topics in this book include: introduction to VTOL multi-copter UAV platforms; UAV system architecture; integration in the national airspace, including UAV classification and associated missions, regulation and safety, certification and air traffic management; integrated mission planning including autonomous fault tolerant path planning and vision based auto landing systems; flight mechanics and stability; dynamic modeling; and flight controller development. Other topics covered include sense, detect and avoid systems; flight testing including safety assessment instrumentation and data acquisition telemetry and synchronization data fusion and geo-location of identified targets; energy power and thrust management including electrical power, battery cells, propellers, and electrical motors; MATLAB/Simulink software including system identification based dynamic models; Aeroquad quadcopter Simulink model controller development and optimization techniques; reference maneuvers and robustness testing of degraded flight models due to malfunctions; and implementation in existing off-the-shelf platforms including the Parrot AR drone and the Aeroquad quadcopters. Provides an excellent opportunity for experiential learning, capability augmentation and confidence building for senior level undergraduates, entry-level graduates and engineers working in government and industry involved in UAV R&D Includes MATLAB/SIMULINK computational tools and off-the-shelf hardware implementation tutorials Offers a student centered approach Provides a quick and efficient means to conceptualize, design and synthesize and analyze using modeling and simulations Offers international perspective and appeal for engineering students and professionals
Drones offer the photographer new creative horizons, but how do you get started? This practical book shows you the way. The first section deals with drone flying, while the second guides you through the complexities of aerial photography. Together with practical insights, case studies and professional shots, it illustrates how to take stunning photos from incredible - and hitherto unreachable - angles and heights. Topics covered include: getting airborne and how to choose a drone and fly it safely and legally and developing your skills to capture stunning aerial shots - focusing on composition and lighting. A step-by-step case study of capturing the iconic Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth harbour is featured.
Drone Photography and Video Masterclass contains everything a photographer needs to take their craft confidently and expertly into the skies; and everything a drone pilot needs to master this photographic genre. The book takes the view that successful drone photography is all about the shot, not the drone. So, while the reader is equipped with an essential introduction to drone technology, flying skills, safety measures, and legal requirements, author Fergus Kennedy demonstrates how the skills of planning, composition, lighting, focus, and exposure remain essential to capturing great images. He shows how to transfer camera tools and technique from ground to air to achieve outstanding overhead, panoramic, and 360o shots; and how to master gimbal and other skills to bring depth and movement to video tracking shots. Applications from 3D mapping and modelling to landscape and travel photography are covered, demonstrating the range of markets and creative possibilities available to the professional drone photographer. Drones offer a genuinely new perspective, a bird's-eye view previously out of reach for most photographers and filmmakers. Drone Photography and Video Masterclass is the essential guide to realizing the full potential of this exciting new playing field, and elevating the art of your photography to dizzying new heights. AUTHOR: Fergus Kennedy is a marine biologist, photographer, and film-maker, and an experienced multi-rotor pilot and camera operator. Through his company, Skylark Aerial Imaging, he provides aerial video, still photography, and 3D modelling services to clients including the BBC, ABC Television, Canon Europe, Love Productions, WWF, and the Royal Navy. 175 photographs
Author : Justin Moore
ISBN : 1682034089
Genre : Photography
File Size : 88.65 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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Today's camera drones provide a unique ability for photographers to capture low altitude aerial perspectives that may never have been seen before. That's because, until now, the view of our earth from under 400 feet was just not possible given traditional aerial photography with manned aircraft. This book will help new drone pilots understand how to take full advantage of today's modern drone camera systems. It will also help existing drone pilots, without a photography background, learn the skills they need to compete in a rapidly growing industry.
Drones are the next frontier in photography. This cutting-edge technology, still unexplored by the masses, can bring visual artistry to new and exciting heights. The Handbook of Drone Photography will be the go-to manual for consumers wishing to harness the power of drones to capture stunning aerial photographs. This book covers everything one needs to choose the right drone, to get airborne, and to capture and share incredible content. With easy and straightforward instruction, the text will familiarize readers with their craft and its controls. Readers will master drones’ extraordinary image-capturing capabilities and review detailed photography tips that can bring their artistic vision to life. For the first time, aerial photography is open to everyone, and award-winning travel photographer Chase Guttman will guide readers’ drone ventures from beginning to end. The Handbook of Drone Photography can help anyone break into this thrilling, high-potential space and launch their own lofty explorations today.
With over 1.5 million posts on Instagram tagged with #drone, a revolution in photography is taking place over our heads. At the forefront of this revolution are the innovators who have instantly elevated drone photography to the level of art, pioneering their own distinctive bird's-eye view on genres ranging from landscape and architecture to nature and sports. Masters of Drone Photography orbits the world of 16 leading lights, each with a creative vision of how, where, and why drones should be used to create stunning photography. Through probing Q&A style interviews, beautifully reproduced images, captions telling the story of each picture, and detailed technical information, the reader is given an insight into the photographers' working practices, from their career paths and inspirations, to the equipment and techniques they employ to create their breathtaking and visionary works.
Drone Photography is a photobook taken by Drone across the world but mainly is about Australian nature. find out more about the beauty of this world and another view to see the world. Using DJI MavicPro Platinum for all the photos,