[robotics-worldwide] [journals] ONE WEEK REMAINING - Special Issue in SAGE International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles on Estimation and control for MAV navigation

Julien Marzat julien.marzat at onera.fr
Mon May 15 04:29:32 PDT 2017

Dear colleagues,

We invite you to submit papers to be considered for inclusion in a 
Special Collection on "Estimation and control for MAV navigation in 
GPS-denied cluttered environments" of the International Journal of Micro 
Air Vehicles (SAGE).

Submission deadline [EXTENDED]: May 19, 2017
Submission link: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mc.manuscriptcentral.com_MAV&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=67_-SGqwapXblW5uWJCTKRl4z9TfEQ2sE76KgW31olE&s=EIeYL1kh-B22KQkxZc7aslm9sfFVlRW0x3tboZJ6YGM&e= 
Journal information: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__journals.sagepub.com_home_mav&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=67_-SGqwapXblW5uWJCTKRl4z9TfEQ2sE76KgW31olE&s=vvL4ChachE7wlP1--RGITa8QYRKI7ZZGKZqq0aaCOGg&e= 

New types of missions are being addressed by Micro Air Vehicles (MAV) in 
GPS-denied environments, which can be either indoor buildings or plants 
or outdoor facilities such as electrical substations or forests. These 
places can be highly uncertain with no previous mapping available and 
little prior information, as well as highly cluttered and possibly 
containing dynamical objects.

Safe navigation for autonomous surveillance or inspection missions in 
this type of challenging environment still requires the development of 
new sensor-based estimation and control algorithms that can be embedded 
on multi-rotor or flapping-wing MAVs with limited on-board computational 

In this context, this special collection will cover recent progress in 
embedded estimation and control algorithms for sensor-based autonomous 
navigation of MAVs in GPS-denied cluttered environments.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• MAV state estimation and environment reconstruction mainly from vision 
or laser data
• Guidance and control of MAVs in GPS-denied, unknown and/or cluttered 
• Sensor-based reactive control for obstacle avoidance and safe navigation
• Detection, tracking and avoidance of dynamical objects
• Experimental results in realistic conditions with limited embedded 
computation capabilities

The submitted manuscripts for this special collection will be 
peer-reviewed before publication.

Manuscript Deadline [EXTENDED]: 19 May 2017
First Round of Reviews: September 2017
First Papers Published: March 2018


Invited Lead Editor Julien Marzat (ONERA)
ijmicroav at gmail.com
julien.marzat at onera.fr

Guest Editors
Guido de Croon (TU Delft)
Friedrich Fraundorfer (TU Graz)
Pascal Morin (ISIR-UPMC)
Antonios Tsourdos (Cranfield University)

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