Metrology and Instrumentation for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles



Bartosz Brzozowski

Faculty of Mechatronics and Aerospace
Military University of Technology


Bartosz Brzozowski has a M.S. degree in Mechatronics, with specialization in Aviation-Avionics. In 2016 he graduated from a PhD Studies in the field of Mechanics, and he currently finishes his thesis about optimal control algorithms for multirotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). He has been working at the Faculty of Mechatronics and Aerospace of the Military University of Technology since 2009. He took part in four nationally founded research projects and received four institutional grants for Young Scientists. Those grants were a financial support to cultivate his main area of interest: navigation and control of UAVs. Currently he take part in two projects financed from EU founds about UAVs. For his work he received a scholarship form province major during his PhD studies and an Award for the Best Paper presented by a Young Researcher at the 1st IEEE International Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace. In 2017 during 4th Workshop on Metrology for Aerospace he chaired a Special Session on Metrology and Instrumentation for Aerial Vehicles.


Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs), Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPASs) or commonly used drones all describe one and the same thing: an aircraft or aircraft-system that is controlled from a remote without a pilot onboard. Nonmatter how you call them, they are becoming the most popular and growing sector in aviation. EASA and national governments introduce laws for UAVs to secure safety for all airspace users. At the same time scientists, researchers and developers all over the World work on new measurement sensors, actuators, navigation and control systems to support reliability, simplify control and include maximum autonomy for all flights. This special section focuses on their work to present modern metrology and instrumentation developed for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. That is why suitable topics for this Special Session include but are not limited to:

- Measurement sensors for UAVs.
- Instrumentation for UAVs.
- Deployment of UAVs for measurements.
- Measurement data exchange between UAVs and Ground Station.
- Ground station, post flight and on-line measurement data analysis for UAVs.
- Measurement data in autonomous flights algorithms.
- Simulation environments and testing of UAV and its instrumentation.

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