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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Design and Technology

Series Editors: T. Hikmet Karakoç, C. Özgür Çolpan, Alper Dalkıran

ISSN: 2730-7778

Book Editors: T.Hikmet Karakoç, Emre Özbek

About This Book

Unmanned Aerial Systems have been a trending research topic throughout the world. Low project costs and the increasing availability of electronic components promote the popularity of UAS platforms. These platforms are being applied in different areas of civil life and military operations. These technologies are multidisciplinary topics that should be covered with the historical background of technology, categorizations, design, manufacture, and flight operations. The readers will be able to find all topics related to these complicated systems’ covered in one book. This book planned to be prepared will cover the details of UAS System design, components, control, operations, and regulations. Researchers, aero/mech engineering students, hobby enthusiasts, and civil aviation organization officials will be able to benefit from the index of the book.
Editors look for the novel and original chapters below topics.


o    Historical Background of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
o    Categorizations of Unmanned Aerial Systems
o    Unmanned Aerial System Design Methodologies
o    System Engineering Approach on UAS Design
o    Computer-Aided Design Tools on UAS Design
o    Rotary Wing UAS Design
o    Unconventional UAS Design (Lighter than Air, Flapping Wing)
o    UAS Launch Systems
o    Main Applications of UAS Platforms
o    UAS Related Regulations Throughout the World

About The Book Editors

T. Hikmet Karakoc, Ph.D., graduated from Anadolu University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Anadolu University, where he started his full-time teaching. He received his full Professorship from Anadolu University, and he is currently researching at the Eskisehir Technical University. He has a wide range of research interests. His interest topics are “Sustainable Aviation, Aircraft Propulsion System, Insulation, Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality, Gas Turbines, Cogeneration Systems, Renewable Energy, Energy Economics, Fuels, and Combustion.” He has taken part in numerous Industrial Projects on these topics as a researcher, consultant, and project manager for over 30 projects and corporations. He also started a contest on special insulation applications among university students. He also served as an Editor-in-Chief, guest editor, and editorial board member roles for international scientific journals. He published national and international papers in over 300 and 40 books. Professor Karakoc actively follows membership positions for the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and many sectorial associations, international scientific organizations, and societies. He is an active Board of Directors member of the International Association for Green Energy. He is currently holding the presidency of the SARES organization, which is actively supporting scientists and students in the “Sustainable Aviation” subject. He is also organizing four symposiums on aviation subject areas as a Founding Chair.


Emre Özbek is currently a Full Lecturer in Unmanned Aircraft Technology and Operations Program at Eskisehir Technical University and also a Ph.D. candidate in Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Program. He holds an MSc in Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance (Eskisehir Technical University) program which studied the design of an electromechanical bio-inspired surveillance UAV with the ability to fly by flapping wing, also holds a BSc in the Department of Aircraft Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance.

About The Series Editors

T. Hikmet Karakoc, Ph.D., graduated from Anadolu University, the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his M.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Yildiz Technical University. He received his Ph.D. degree from Anadolu University, where he started his full-time teaching. He received his full Professorship from Anadolu University, and he is currently researching at the Eskisehir Technical University. He has a wide range of research interests. His interest topics are “Sustainable Aviation, Aircraft Propulsion System, Insulation, Heating Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, Indoor Air Quality, Gas Turbines, Cogeneration Systems, Renewable Energy, Energy Economics, Fuels, and Combustion.” He has taken part in numerous Industrial Projects on these topics as a researcher, consultant, and project manager for over 30 projects and corporations. He also started a contest on special insulation applications among university students. He also served as an Editor-in-Chief, guest editor, and editorial board member roles for international scientific journals. He published national and international papers in over 300 and 40 books. Professor Karakoc actively follows membership positions for the Chamber of Mechanical Engineers and many sectorial associations, international scientific organizations, and societies. He is an active Board of Directors member of the International Association for Green Energy. He is currently holding the presidency of the SARES organization, which is actively supporting scientists and students in the “Sustainable Aviation” subject. He is also organizing four symposiums on aviation subject areas as a Founding Chair.

Can Özgür Çolpan, Ph.D., received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Middle East Technical University in 2003 and 2005, respectively. He conducted his PhD studies at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering of Carleton University between 2005 and 2009. He continued his studies as a post-doctoral researcher there between 2009 and 2010 and at Ryerson University between 2010 and 2012. He has been working as a member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dokuz Eylül University since 2012. In 2014 and 2019, he was appointed to the positions of Associate Professor and Professor, respectively. Dr. Çolpan has conducted research in the field of fuel cells and hydrogen and the mathematical modeling of integrated energy systems. His areas of research include modeling of direct internal reforming solid oxide fuel cells, material development and mathematical modeling for direct methanol fuel cells, development of high temperature PEM fuel cells, simulation and optimization of the fuel cell vehicle powertrains, catalytic dehydrogenation of solid hydrogen storage materials, analysis of organic Rankine cycle based systems, and analysis of biofuel fueled turbojet.

Alper Dalkıran, Ph.D., received his bachelor’s degree Faculty of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Eskisehir Technical University (Formerly known as Anadolu University) from the Avionics Department. He has completed his MSc degree in School of Science from Anadolu University in 2004 in Aviation Maintenance. He earned his Ph.D. degree in 2017 in Environmental Sustainability on Airports from the School of Science at Anadolu University by developing a model of energy-based calculations of an aerodrome. He has studies on aircraft engines, sustainability, airports, and exergy. He has a 17-year of professional experience in Airports in Information Technology, Automation, and Integration. He has managed teams on system design, projects, tests, commissioning, operational readiness, and operations. He has been working in the School of Aviation at Suleyman Demirel University since 2019 and lecturing in Flight Theory, Airline Management, and Airport Design subjects.