UNMANNED SYSTEMS


January 2009

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

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Internet Resources


Air University Research Information Management System (AURIMS)
Available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org/skins/RIMS/home.aspx
Database of Air University graduate level research, includes numerous documents on unmanned systems.

Allen, Leslie J.  In This Race, the Cars Drive Themselves.  Automotive News 82:3+  November 12, 2007.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=27592574&site=ehost-live
Reports on the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge autonomous vehicle race.

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
Available online at:  http://www.auvsi.org/
Non-profit organization devoted to advancing the unmanned systems community.

Bacha, Andrew and others.  Odin:  Team VictorTangos Entry in the DARPA Urban Challenge.  Journal of Field Robotics 25:467-492 August 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoah&AN=14697918&site=ehost-live

Battlefield Air Targeting Micro Air Vehicle UAS
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=10469
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.  The BATMAV UAS provides real-time direct situational awareness and target information for Air Force Special Operations Command Battlefield Airmen.

Buzz.  Design News 60:24 April 18, 2005.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=16814500&site=ehost-live
"Presents information on an antenna that sends signals to a robot's controller, enabling it to sense its position relative to obstacles."

Dark Star.
Available online at:  http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=616
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet on the Dark Star UAV program which the Department of Defense terminated because of budget cuts.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).  Defense Sciences Office.  Stealthy, Persistent, Perch and Stare
Available online at:  http://www.darpa.mil/dso/thrusts/materials/multfunmat/stealthypps/index.htm
“A new generation of perch-and-stare micro air vehicles capable of flying to difficult targets, landing on and securing to a “perch” position, conducting sustained, perch-and-stare surveillance missions, and then re-launching from its perch and returning to its home base.” Fact Sheet.

Desert Hawk Small Unmanned Aircraft System
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=10467
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

Ehrhard, Thomas P. and Work, Robert O.  The Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration Program:  A New Dawn for Naval Aviation?  Washington, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, May 10, 2007.  39 p.
Available online at:  http://www.csbaonline.org/4Publications/PubLibrary/B.20070510.The_Unmanned_Comba/B.20070510.The_Unmanned_Comba.pdf
Backgrounder.

Embedded COTS UAV Subsystem Design Trends.  Electronic Design 56:34-35 September 25, 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34536512&site=ehost-live
"Offers information on the commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) subsystems deployed on unmanned aerial vehicles."

Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles.  Spring 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/stresources/dticreview/iav/bib.html
Bibliography created by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles.  Spring 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/stresources/dticreview/iav/eRef.html
Electronic reference list created by the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC).

Joint Unmanned Combat Air Systems:  J-UCAS Overview
Available online at:  http://www.darpa.mil/j-ucas/fact_sheet.htm

Library of Congress.  Congressional Research Service.  Border Security and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  Washington, CRS, January 2, 2004.  6 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA477186

Library of Congress.  Congressional Research Service.  Homeland Security:  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance, by Christopher Bolkcom.  Washington, CRS, May 13, 2008.  6 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA482803
"Examines the strengths and limitations of deploying UAVs along the borders and related issues for Congress."--Abstract from publication.

Library of Congress.  Congressional Research Service.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Background and Issues for Congress, by Elizabeth Bone and Christopher Bolkcom.  Washington, CRS, April 25, 2003.  (RL31872).
Available online at:  http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31872.pdf

Madhavan, R. and Messina, E.  Intelligent Unmanned Ground Vehicle Navigation Via Information Evaluation  Advanced Robotics 20:1375-1400 December 2006.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eoah&AN=10502545&site=ehost-live
"In this article, within a probabilistic framework, the utility of estimation and information-theoretic concepts towards quantifying uncertainty using entropy and mutual information metrics in various contexts of UGV navigation via experimental results is demonstrated."--Abstract from publication.

Marques, Carlos and others.  A Search and Rescue Robot with Tele-operated Tether Docking System.  The Industrial Robot 34:332-338 2007.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1343703641&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
"Describes a robot designed and built to operate in outdoor environments hostile to the human presence, such as debris resulting from the collapse of built structures, and targeted to the tele-operated detection of potential survivors using a set of specific sensors whose information is transmitted to a remote human operator."--Abstract from publication.

Marsupials That Rescue Soldiers.  Machine Design 76:30 August 5, 2004.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=14078205&site=ehost-live
Reports on the Phase II Plus Small Business Innovation Research contract awarded to robotics company Applied Perception Inc. by the Department of Defense.

Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Available online at:  http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal104/uav.cfm
Exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum showcasing six modern military UAVs that represent a variety of missions and technologies; Ranging from large vehicles that can carry offensive weapons to a miniature system whose components are light and compact enough to be carried in a Marine’s backpack.

MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aircraft System
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=122
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

MQ-9 Reaper Unmanned Aircraft System
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=6405
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

Periscope
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/dbases.htm#p
Offers illustrated descriptions of unmanned systems.  Subscription database available to Air University students, faculty and staff.  Access only available on-base.  From the Periscope Web site select Weapons Systems - Aircraft - RPVs/Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.

Prieditis, Armand and others.  Smartswarms Distributed UAVs That Think.  Davis, CA, Lookahead Decisions, Incorporated, 2004.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA465279
"Describes a swarm-based multi-UAV system, called SmartSwarms, using a radically different approach:  Instead of operating with human-defined rules, each individual reasons using Simulated LookAhead, thus incorporating a model of its world and nearby entities in decision-making."--Abstract from publication.

QF-4 Drone
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=13226
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

Robot Would Climb Steep Terrain.  NASA Tech Briefs 31:64 September 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.techbriefs.com/content/view/2309/34/
Discusses STAR, Steep Terrain Access Robot, and possible military applications.

Robotics Research Group.
Available online at:  http://www.robotics.utexas.edu/rrg/learn_more/history/
"Learn how the terms 'robot' and 'robotics' came about and get a brief introduction to the history of robotics."

Rocha, Rui and others.  Towards a New Mobility Concept for Cities:  Architecture and Programming of Semi-autonomous Electric Vehicles.  The Industrial Robot 34:142-149 2007.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1230555411&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
"Focuses on a small semi-autonomous electric vehicle, which may be used to complement mass public transportation by providing passenger service for any location at any time."

RQ-11 Raven Small Unmanned Aircraft System
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=10446
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

RQ-4 Global Hawk Unmanned Aircraft System
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet_print.asp?fsID=13225&page=1
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

Scan Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System
Available online at:  http://www.af.mil/factsheets/factsheet_print.asp?fsID=10468&page=1
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

Thilmany, Jean.  Avoid This Robot.  Mechanical Engineering 127:14 October 2005.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=912594401&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
"The Gladiator tactical unmanned ground vehicle, or TUGV, is a remote-controlled reconnaissance robot; Eventually, the military hopes to arm the remote-controlled TUGVs with machine guns and other weapons to destroy enemy targets."

Thompson, William T. and others.  U.S. Military Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Mishaps:  Assessment of the Role of Human Factors Using Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS).  Brooks City-Base, TX, 311th Performance Enhancement Directorate, March 2005.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA435063

Trauma Pods to the Rescue.  Machine Design 77:18 May 19, 2005.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=17092720&site=ehost-live
The Department of Defense has awarded a grant to SRI International to develop a robotic surgical suite that can be transported to the battlefront.

United States.  General Accounting Office.  Force Structure:  Improved Strategic Planning Can Enhance DoD's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Efforts.  Washington, GAO, March 2004.  26 p.
Available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS46229
Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.

United States.  General Accounting Office.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle:  Major Management Issues Facing DoD's Development and Fielding Efforts.  Washington, GAO, 2004.
Available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04530t.pdf
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives summarizing a GAO study.  "GAO was asked to summarize (1) the results of its most current report on DOD’s approach to developing and fielding UAVs and the extent to which the approach provides reasonable assurance that its investment will lead to effective integration of UAVs into the force structure, and (2) the major management issues GAO has identified in prior reports on UAV research and development". --Publication.

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  Advance Coordination and Increased Visibility Needed to Optimize Capabilities.  Washington, GAO, July 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d07836.pdf
Report to the Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Battlelab
Available online at:  http://www.nellis.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=4104
U.S. Air Force Fact Sheet.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the National Airspace System.  Washington, GPO, March 29, 2006.
Available online at:  http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=109_house_hearings&docid=f:28275.pdf
Hearing before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Available online at:  http://www.fas.org/irp/program/collect/uav.htm
Fact sheet about UAVs with links to over 30 fact sheets on specific UAVs.

Unmanned Aircraft Program Office (UAPO)
Available online at:  http://www.faa.gov/about/office_org/headquarters_offices/avs/offices/air/hq/engineering/uapo/
Federal Aviation Administration's unmanned aircraft systems Web site.

Williams, Kevin W.  Human Factors Implications of Unmanned Aircraft Accidents:  Flight-Control Problems.  Washington, Federal Aviation Administration, April 2006.  6 p.
Available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS74469

Williams, Kevin W.  Unmanned Aircraft Pilot Medical Certification Requirements.  Washington, Federal Aviation Administration, Office of Aerospace Medicine, February 2007.  9 p.
Available online at:  http://www.faa.gov/library/reports/medical/oamtechreports/2000s/media/200703.pdf
Final report.

Wong, Bill.  Unmanned Military Vehicles:  Robots on the Rise.  Electronic Design 56:30-34 September 25, 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34536511&site=ehost-live
"Offers information on the rising demand for unmanned air and ground vehicles."

Yamauchi, Brian and Rudakevych, Pavlo.  Griffon:  A Man-portable Hybrid UGV/UAV  The Industrial Robot 31:443 2004.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=695676851&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
"This research provides the first demonstration of a man-portable unmanned vehicle capable of both flight and ground locomotion, and it does so using a combat-tested UGV platform."


Internet Resources - Student Research

Boon Chong, Tay.  Development and Implementation of New Control Law for Vision Based Target Tracking System Onboard Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2006.  93 p.  (Thesis MS).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA462713

Burns, Brian S.  Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Rendezvous for Automated Aerial Refueling.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, 2007.  81 p.  (Thesis MS).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA468380

Pearson , F. Cragin.  Way Ahead for Maritime UAVs.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2006.  30 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA463705

Petrock, Christopher T.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems the Road to Effective Integration.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2006.  25 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA463921

Schwing, Richard P.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Revolutionary Tools in War and Peace.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2007.  18 p.  (USAWC strategy research project).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA469608
"Examines the future doctrinal, organizational, and operational effects of the UAV across the Department of Defense including:  (I) an overview of the background and historical development of UAVs and the concept of the revolution in military affairs"; (2) a review of current major DoD UAV systems and operational concepts; (3) an analysis of the strategic impact of UAV systems, assessing whether the UAV can be considered a revolutionary instrument for the military services."--Abstract from Web site.

Steele, Melissa J.  Agent-Based Simulation of Unmanned Surface Vehicles:  A Force in the Fleet.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2004.  101 p.  (Thesis MS).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA424600

Weiger, Rusty L.  Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Support of Homeland Security.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2007.  20 p.  (USAWC strategy research project).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA469646
"Reviews Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) history, current use, and regulations; The Department of Defense UAS Roadmap and Department of Homeland Security potential missions are assessed; Finally, the primary hurdles to expanded military UAS propagation are reviewed and recommendations are offered."--Abstract from publication.


Books


American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.  Recommended Practice:  Terminology for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Remotely Operated Aircraft.  Reston, VA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004.  84 p.
Book call no.:  623.7469 R311

Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems.  International Guide to Unmanned Vehicles.  New York, Aviation Week & Space Technology, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, 1997.  1 vol.
Book call no.:  623.7469 I61

Clark, Richard M.  Uninhabited Combat Aerial Vehicles:  Airpower by the People, for the People, but Not with the People.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air University Press, 2000.  89 p.  (CADRE Paper, No. 8)
Also available online at:  https://research.maxwell.af.mil/papers/ay2000/cadre/clark.pdf
Book call no.:  358.4183 C594u

Drew, John G.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle End-to-End Support Considerations.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2005.  112 p.
"Examines current support postures for UAV systems, such as Global Hawk and Predator."
Also available online at:  http://rand.org/pubs/monographs/2005/RAND_MG350.pdf
Book call no.:  623.7469 U58

Ehrhard, Thomas P.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the United States Armed Services:  A Comparative Study of Weapon System Innovation.  John Hopkins University, 2000.  724 p.  (Thesis Ph.D)
Book call no.:  623.7469 E33u

The Future of Technology, edited by Tom Standage.  London, Economist, 2005.  358 p.
See, The Gentle Rise of the Machines, pp 332-335.
Book call no.:  658.514 F996

Glade, David B.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Implications for Military Operations.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air War College, Center for Strategy and Technology, 2000.  27 p.  (Occasional paper, No. 16)
Also available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat16.pdf
Book call no.:  623.7469 G542u

Griswold, Mary E.  Spectrum Management:  Key to the Future of Unmanned Aircraft Systems?  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air University Press, 2008.  19 p.  (Maxwell Paper No. 44)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA484444
Book call no.:  623.7469 G871s

Gutkind, Lee.  Almost Human:  Making Robots Think.  1st ed.  New York, W.W. Norton & Co., 2006.  284 p.
Book call no.:  629.892 G984a

Haulman, Daniel L.  U.S. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Combat, 1991-2003.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Historical Research Agency, 2003.  19 p.
"Elaborates on the lessons the military has learned about UAVs over the last 13 years."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA434033
Book call no.:  623.7469 H372u

Hsieh, Mong-ying A. and others.  Adaptive Teams of Autonomous Aerial and Ground Robots for Situational Awareness.  Atlanta, GA, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mobile Robot Lab, 2007.  32 p.
"Reports on the integration challenges of the various component technologies developed towards the establishment of a framework for deploying an adaptive system of heterogeneous robots for urban surveillance."--Abstract from publicaton.
Book call no.:  629.892 A221

Huber, Arthur F.  Death by a Thousand Cuts:  Micro-Air Vehicles in the Service of Air Force Missions.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air War College, Center for Strategy and Technology, 2002.  58 p.  (Occasional Paper, No. 29)
"Provides an outline of the contemporary technological dimension of MAVs and contemplates how they might be used to enhance Air Force operations."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat29.pdf
Book call no.:  623.7469 H285d

Hume, David B.  Integration of Weaponized Unmanned Aircraft into the Air-to-Ground System.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air University Press, 2007.  35 p.  (Maxwell paper, No. 41)
"Examines the issues of weaponized UAV integration into the future battlespace from the standpoint of doctrine, operational concepts, and roles and missions and to make recommendations on how best to employ this capability in the future."
Also available online at:  http://aupress.maxwell.af.mil/Maxwell_papers/Text/mp41.pdf
Book call no.:  358.4183 H921i

Ichbiah, Daniel.  Robots:  From Science Fiction to Technological Revolution.  New York, Harry N. Abrams, 2005.  539 p.
Book call no.:  629.892 I16r

Institute of Land Warfare.  U.S. Army Aviation:  Balancing Current and Future Demands.  Arlington, VA, Association of the United States Army, Institute of Land Warfare, 2008.  27 p.  (Torchbearer National Security Report)
"Discusses how the vertical dimension of landpower--the manned and unmanned platforms of Army aviation--is crucial to the nation's continued ability to control land and influence people and populations on the battlefields of the 21st century."  See Unmanned Aircraft Systems page 11.
Also available online at:  http://www.ausa.org/webpub/DeptILW.nsf/byid/RBOH-7AVKZB/$File/AviationTB_28Dec.pdf?OpenElement
Book call no.:  358.400973 U588

International Institute for Strategic Studies.  The Military Balance.  London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2008.  496 p.
See chapter 11, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Current Developments and Future Utility, pp 455-460
Book call no.: R 355 L847m 2008

Jane's Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Targets, edited by Kenneth Munson.  Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2004.  1 vol.
Book call no.:  R 623.7469 J33 iss. 23 2004 Nov.

Johnson, Edward A.  Unmanned Undersea Vehicles and Guided Missile Submarines:  Technological and Operational Synergies.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air War College, Center for Strategy and Technology, 2002.  27 p.  (Occasional Paper, No. 27)
Also available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat27.pdf
Book call no.:  359.9383 J66u

Launius, Roger D. and McCurdy, Howard E.  Robots in Space:  Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel.  Baltimore, MD, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.  313 p.
Book call no.:  629.4 L376r

Leonard, Robert S. and Drezner, Jeffrey A.  Innovative Development:  Global Hawk and Darkstar.  Santa Monica, CA, RAND, 2002.  4 vols.
Book call no.:  623.7469 D778g

Levy, David N. L.  Robots Unlimited:  Life in a Virtual Age.  Wellesley, MA, A K Peters, 2006.  450 p.
History of artificial intelligence and predictions about its future.
Book call no.:  629.892 L668r

Manske, Chad T.  Unmanned Airlift:  A Viable Option for Meeting the Strategic Airlift Shortfall.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, 2004.  106 p.  (CADRE Paper, No. 18)
Also available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/aupress/CADRE_Papers/PDF_Bin/Manske.pdf
Book call no.:  358.440973 M288u

Mataric, Maja J.  The Robotics Primer.  Cambridge, MA, The MIT Press, 2007.  306 p.
Book call no.:  629.892 M425r

National Research Council.  Commission on Physical Science, Mathematics, and Applications.  Naval Studies Board Committee for the Review of ONR's Uninhabited Combat Air Vehicles Program.  Review of ONR's Uninhabited Combat Air Vehicles Program.  Washington, National Academy Press, 2000.  46 p.  (The Compass Series)
"The Office of Naval Research requested the National Research Council to establish a committee, under the auspices of the Naval Studies Board to assess the science and technology issues relating to the ONR program for UCAVs".--From Preface.
Also available online at:  http://www.nap.edu/books/0309069777/html/
Book call no.:  623.7469 R454

National Research Council.  Committee on Army Unmanned Ground Vehicle Technology and National Research Council.  Board on Army Science and Technology.  Technology Development for Army Unmanned Ground Vehicles.  Washington, National Academies Press, 2002.  160 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.nap.edu/books/0309086205/html
Book call no.:  623.74752 N277t

National Research Council.  Committee on Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations.  Autonomous Vehicles in Support of Naval Operations.  Washington, National Academies Press, 2005.  238 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.nap.edu/books/0309096766/html
Book call no.:  623.8205 N277a

Newcome, Laurence R.  Unmanned Aviation:  A Brief History of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  Reston, VA, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2004.  172 p.
Book call no.:  623.7469 N541u

Nocks, Lisa.  The Robot:  The Life Story of a Technology.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press, 2007.  192 p.
Book call no.:  629.892 N758r

Perkowitz, S.  Digital People:  From Bionic Humans to Androids.  Washington, Joseph Henry Press, 2004.  238 p.
Book call no.:  629.892 P451d

Rand Corporation.  National Defense Research Institute and United States.  Defense Threat Reduction Agency.  Evaluating Novel Threats to the Homeland:  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Cruise Missiles, by Brian A. Jackson and others.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand Corp., 2008.  106 p.  (Rand Corporation monograph series)
Also available online at:  http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/2008/RAND_MG626.pdf
Book call no.:  363.325 E92

Rosenwasser, Jon Jason.  Governance Structure and Weapon Innovation:  The Case of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, 2004.  445 p.
Book call no.:  623.7469 R816g

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.  Rusi Defence Systems.  London, Method Publishing, 2006.  1 vol.
See, "The Luftwaffe Perspective on UAVs, pp 34-36.
Book call no.:  355.8 W927 v.9 no.3 2006/2007 Winter/Spring

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.  Hearing on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs.  Washington, GPO, 2007.  188 p.
Book call no.:  355.622973 U582d 2007L

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Armed Services.  Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.  Hearing on National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 and Oversight of Previously Authorized Programs.  Washington, GPO, 2006.  107 p.
Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee Hearing on Budget Request on DoD Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Joint Unmanned Combat Air System Investment Programs, held March 9, 2005.
Book call no.:  355.622973 U582d 2006c

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Science and Technology.  Border Security Technology Innovation Act of 2008.  Washington, GPO, 2008.  1 vol.
“H.R. 3916 focuses on key long-term technologies that could substantially improve the security of our nation’s borders, such as:  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, tunnel detection, anti-counterfeit technologies, Global Positioning System technologies, and mobile biometric technologies.”
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS95576
Book call no.:  353.30973 U582b

Williams, Kevin W.  A Summary of Unmanned Aircraft Accident/Incident Data:  Human Factors Implications.  Washington, Office of Aerospace Medicine, Federal Aviation Administration, 2004.  14 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA460102
Book call no.:  623.7469 W724s

Yenne, Bill.  Attack of the Drones:  A History of Unmanned Aerial Combat.  St.Paul, MN, MBI Pub. Co., 2004.  127 p.
"Chronicles the evolution of unmanned, remotely piloted reconnaissance aircraft to their modern use in offensive combat operations."
Book call no.:  623.7469 Y45a


Documents


De Sousa, Manuel.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Rapid Environmental Assessment and Mine Countermeasures.  Edinburgh, S. Australia, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, 2005.
"Looks at some of the UAV options and sensors which might be of interest in conducting Rapid Environmental Assessment (REA) operations or Mine Counter Measures (MCM), and issues governing their use on small naval platforms. "--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA438960
Doc. call no.:  M-U 44192-1 no.0439

DiNovo, Dominick.  Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for Detection of Agents of Mass Destruction (SUDAMaD).  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Vehicles Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, 2004.  86 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 44289-14 2004 no.3069

Fletcher, Barbara.  Worldwide Undersea MCM Vehicle Technologies.  San Diego, CA, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center, 2000.  1 vol.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA397123
Doc. call no.:  M-U 44451

Library of Congress.  Congressional Research Service.  Homeland Security:  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Border Surveillance, by Christopher Bolkcom.  Washington, CRS, 2005.  6 p.  (RS21698)
Also available online at:  http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/homesec/RS21698.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42953-1 no.05-RS21698

Pitruzzello, Michael C. and Hardiman, David F.  Miniature Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Vibration Data.  Redstone Arsenal, AL, U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command, 2003.  1 vol.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39791-166 no.03-03

Reising, John M.  Uninhabited Military Vehicles:  What Is the Role of the Operators?  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Research Laboratory, Crew System Interface Division, 2003.  10 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA422248
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41723-104 no.88

Ricci, Vittorio.  Unmanned Vehicle Initiatives to Expand the USW Battlespace.  Dahlgren, VA, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, 2000.  11 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA377668
Doc. call no.:  M-U 44382

Summey, Delbert C. and others.  Shaping the Future of Naval Warfare with Unmanned Systems.  Panama City, FL, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, 2001.  1 vol.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA397057
Doc. call no.:  M-U 36058-22 no.01/09

United States.  Air Force Audit Agency.  Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Program.  Washington, Air Force Audit Agency, 2003.  22 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42963-1 no.F2004-0002-FC3000

United States.  Air Force.  Scientific Advisory Board.  Report on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Perspective:  Effects, Capabilities, and Technologies.  Washington, USAF, Scientific Advisory Board, July 2003.  49 p.
"Discusses the future of UAV employment in the USAF; Suggests a range of potential missions for future UAV employment, as well as a set of systems that could be constructed to accomplish these missions."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA426998
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39461-251

United States.  Army Science Board.  Ad Hoc Study on Human Robot Interface Issues:  Final Report.  Arlington, VA, Army Science Board, September 2002.  1 vol.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA411834
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43316-26

United States.  Defense Science Board.  Defense Science Board Study on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Uninhabited Combat Aerial Vehicles.  Washington, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, 2004.  58 p.
Defense Science Board was tasked by the Department of Defense to evaluate the current status of the UAVs and UCAVs and provide recommendations on how to better integrate them into the force structure.
Also available online at:  http://www.acq.osd.mil/dsb/reports/uav.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 40607-170

United States.  Department of Defense.  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Airspace Integration Plan for Unmanned Aviation.  Washington, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2004.  72 p.
"Outlines the key issues that must be addressed to achieve the goal of safe, routine use of the National Airspace System by Department of Defense Remotely Operated Aircraft (ROA).  The Airspace Integration Plan is intended to provide the reader with background information, program status, and goals for the integration of military ROA into the United States National Airspace."--Abstract from Web site.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA431348
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42214-178

United States.  Department of Defense.  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Reliability Study.  Washington, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2003.  74 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-193

United States.  Department of Defense.  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Roadmap, 2000-2025.  Washington, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2001.  60 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA391358
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-187

United States.  Department of Defense.  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Roadmap, 2002-2027.  Washington, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2002.  195 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA414908
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-187 2002-2027

United States.  Department of Defense.  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap, 2005-2030.  Washington, Dept. of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2005.  1 vol.
Also available online at:  http://www.acq.osd.mil/usd/Roadmap%20Final2.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-214

United States.  Department of Defense.  Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Unmanned Systems Roadmap 2007-2032.  Washington, Dept. of Defense, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2007.  173 p.
"This is the first edition of the integrated Office of the Secretary of Defense Unmanned Systems Roadmap (2007-2032) which includes Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Unmanned Ground Systems, and Unmanned Maritime Systems."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA475002
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42215-216

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Defense Acquisitions:  Better Acquisition Strategy Needed for Successful Development of the Army's Warrior Unmanned Aircraft System.  Washington, GAO, 2006.  23 p.
Report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS70643
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.06-593

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Changes in Global Hawk's Acquisition Strategy Are Needed to Reduce Program Risks.  Washington, GAO, 2004.  40 p.
Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS56540
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.05-6

United States.  Government Accountability Office.   Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Improved Strategic and Acquisition Planning Can Help Address Emerging Challenges.  Washington, GAO, 2005.  15 p.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives of a GAO study.  Statement of Sharon Pickup and Michael J. Sullivan.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS59295
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.05-395T

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  DoD Needs to More Effectively Promote Interoperability and Improve Performance Assessments.  Washington, GAO, 2005.  35 p.
Report to the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d0649.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.06-49

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  Federal Actions Needed to Ensure Safety and Expand Their Potential Uses Within the National Airspace System.  Washington, GAO, 2008.  67 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS95068
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.08-511

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  Global Hawk Cost Increase Understated in Nunn-Mccurdy Report.  Washington, GAO, 2005.  10 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS66280
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.06-222R

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  Improved Planning and Acquisition Strategies Can Help Address Operational Challenges, by Sharon Pickup and Michael J. Sullivan.  Washington, GAO, 2006.  24 p.
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives; Statement of Sharon Pickup, Director, Defenses Capabilities and Management.
Also available online at:  http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d06610t.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.06-610T

United States.  Government Accountability Office.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  New DoD Programs Can Learn from Past Efforts to Craft Better and Less Risky Acquisition Strategies.  Washington, GAO, 2006.  36 p.
Report to the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. Senate.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS68156
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41026-173 no.06-447

Weed, Shawn C.  The Quality of Quantity:  Mini-UAVs as an Alternative UAV Acquisition Strategy at the Army Brigade Level.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, School of Advanced Military Studies, Army Command and General Staff College, 2002.  63 p.
"Analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of both the current UAV acquisition plan and a proposed mini-UAV strategy and compares the two systems in relation to the design parameters established for a brigade level UAV."
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA403846
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022-2 W394q

Whitmer, Lynden D.  Naval UAV Programs:  Sea Based UAVs.  Dahlgren, VA, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division, 2002.  3 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA399983
Doc. call no.:  M-U 36058-25


Documents - Student Research

Abatti, James M.  Small Power:  The Role of Micro and Small UAVs in the Future.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2005.  44 p.
Also available online at:  https://research.maxwell.af.mil/papers/ay2005/acsc/6977%20-%20Abatti.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 A119s

Barilli, Silvano R.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for the Swiss Air Force.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2006.  36 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 B252u

Cantwell, Houston R.  Beyond Butterflies:  Predator and the Evolution of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Air Force Culture.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, 2007.  140 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43998-1 C234b

Carney, Duane T.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems' Role in Network Centric Warfare.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2008.  28 p.  (USAWC Strategy Research Project)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA482197
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 C2891u

Corner, Joshua J.  Swarming Reconnaissance Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in a Parallel Discrete Event Simulation.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2004.  167 p.  (Thesis MS)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA426466
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39567-5 C815s

Crouch, Collier Craig.  Integration of Mini-UAVs at the Tactical Operations Level:  Implications of Operations, Implementation, and Information Sharing.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2005.  177 p.  (Thesis MS)
"Examines mini-UAVs, and their integration into the Coalition Operating Area Surveillance and Targeting System (COASTS) network."--Abstract from Web site.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA435680
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 C9521i

Davidson, Kenneth L.  Demonstration of Linked UAV Observations and Atmospheric Model Predictions in Chem/Bio Attack Response.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2003.  22 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA412243
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525-216

Falzarano, Thomas G.  Air Force Organizational Adoption of Remotely Piloted Vehicles.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2004.  59 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA459039
Book call no.:  M-U 39567-5 F197a

Garner, Russell S. and Villem, Paul A.  Fighter Pilot Inventory and Requirements Model:  A Ten Year Look With Impact of UAV Increase.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2005.  62 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA436323
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39567-5 G234f

Hamilton, Shane Patrick.  Balanced Insanity:  An Argument for the Inclusion of Tasking, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination in Future Security Assistance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Programs.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, 2005.  41 p.
Also available online at:  https://www.afresearch.org/skins/rims/home.aspx
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43998-1 H221b

Hume, David B.  Command, Control and Integration of Weaponized Unmanned Aircraft Into the Air-to-Ground System.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, 2007.  42 p.
Also available online at:  https://research.au.af.mil/papers/ay2007/awc/Hume.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43117 H921c

Jordan, Michael J.  Merging the Tribes:  Streamlining DoD's Acquisition of Unmanned Aerial Systems.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2006.  17 p.  (USAWC Strategy Research Project)
"Examines the current and future capabilities of UA systems, and provides a logical framework for efficiently fielding and organizing UA systems in order to support the unique needs of the Services and the Combatant Commanders."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA449383
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 J823m

Kniskern, Kenneth M.  The Need for a USAF UAV Center of Excellence.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2006.  34 p.
Also available online at:  https://research.au.af.mil/papers/ay2006/acsc/kniskern.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 K715n

Lake, James P.  Continuously Available Battlefield Surveillance.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2007.  101 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 L1922c

Leister, Barry P.  Time for Centralized Control of Unmanned Aerial Systems.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2007.  20 p.  (USAWC Strategy Research Project)
"Outlines the history of UAVs and the anticipated future growth of these systems in militaries around the world, especially in the United States."--Abstract from Web site.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA469584
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 L5321t

Meger, James P.  The Rise of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and Its Effect on Manned Tactical Aviation.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2006.  78 p.  (Thesis MS)
"Seeks to answer the questions surrounding the growth in the number of UAVs and their effects on the current structures in place."--Abstract from Web site.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA452037
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 M497r

Noetzel, James R.  Software for Geolocation and Control of Multiple Swarm UAVs.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2003.  34 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 N772s

Raffetto, Mark.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Contributions to Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Missions for Expeditionary Operations.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2004.  74 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA427707
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 R137u

Ramey, Eliot S.  UAVs:  Airpower on the Cheap or Serious Airpower Capability?  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2003.  26 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 R172u

Smith, Charles F.  Employment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Increase Psychological Operations Capabilities.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003.  61 p.  (USAWC Strategy Research Project)
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 S644e

Sorenson, Daren S.  Preparing for the Long War:  Transformation of UAVs in Future Force Structure Planning for Close Air Support Operations.  Norfolk, VA, Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Advanced Warfighting School, 2006.  62 p.  (Thesis MS)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA451217
Doc. call no.:  M-U 36185-37 S713p

Sundvall, Timothy J.  Robocraft:  Engineering National Security with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  Maxwell AFB, AL, School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, 2006.  61 p.
Also available online at:  https://research.au.af.mil/papers/ay2006/saas/Sundvall.pdf
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43998-1 S958r

Taylor, Russell E.  X-Mavs United:  Swarms of Extremely Small Air Vehicles & the Future of the USAF.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air War College, 2007.  116 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43117 T245x

Thome, Joseph E.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Replacing the Army's Comanche Helicopter?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, U.S. Army War College, 2003.  44 p.  (USAWC Strategy Research Project)
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA414557
Doc. call no.:  M-U 39080-537 T465u

Tornga, Brent K.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles:  Trendy Technological Toys or Flying Force of the Future.  Fort Leavenworth, KS, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 2005.  115 p.  (Thesis MS)
"A completely unmanned military flying force in the year 2025 is technologically possible, but not likely based on the uncertainty of technology advancement and on senior civilian and military direction; UAVs will likely integrate and not replace manned aircraft well into the future."--Abstract from Web site.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA437770
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42022 T685u

Trefz, John L.  From Persistent ISR to Precision Strikes:  The Expanding Role of UAVs.  Newport, RI, Naval War College, 2003.  24 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA420264
Doc. call no.:  M-U 41662 T786f

Wier, Raymond C.  How the Department of Homeland Security Can Employ Unmanned Aircraft Systems.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air Command and Staff College, 2006.  35 p.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43122 W648h

Woodward, William E.  The Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in US Military Operations.  Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2000.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA385260
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42305-21


Periodicals


$280 Million Robot Dustup:  Roomba Maker Accuses Military Contract Winner of Stealing Trade Secrets.  IEEE Spectrum 44:10-12 December 2007.
"The maker of the Roomba says stolen trade secrets led to its loss of a huge military contract."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/dec07/5747

Abas, M.  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.  Asian Defence Journal, pp 28-30+, January-February 2008.
Reports on the latest developments in unmanned aerial vehicle systems.

Adde, Nick and Iannotta, Ben.  Blackswift:  Cost vs. Capability.  Defense News 23:34-38 September 22, 2008.
"Military officials and experts are debating the merits of using the armed, hypersonic intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft Blackswift."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=34588534&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Adde, Nick and Iannotta, Ben.  The Fight for Blackswift.  C4ISR Journal 7:18-21 September 2008.
"Armed successor to the SR-71 faces possible delay, cuts."

Amigoni, Francesco and others.  Building Segment-based Maps Without Pose Information.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1340-1359 July 2006.
"Mobile robots can construct maps of their surroundings using laser range scanners that detect walls and vertical objects; no data on robot position and orientation is needed."--Abstract from publication.

Balch, Tucker and others.  How Multirobot Systems Research Will Accelerate Our Understanding of Social Animal Behavior.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1445-1463 July 2006.
"Researchers are tracking movements of ants and monkeys using robotics algorithms; they hope to automatically recognize animal behavior and to simulate it using robots."--Abstract from publication.

Beard, Randal W. and others.  Decentralized Cooperative Aerial Surveillance Using Fixed-Wing Miniature UAVs.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1306-1324 July 2006.
"Teams of unmanned air vehicles can cooperate when their common objectives are defined and each vehicle has the information needed to cooperate, even when there are communications difficulties."--Abstract from publication.

Ben-David, Alon.  Heron Achieves Altitude Milestone.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:16 September 17, 2008.
"Focuses on Heron TP high-altitude long endurance (HALE), an unmanned aerial vehicle also known as Eitan, developed by Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd."

Ben-David, Alon.  Israel Prepares to Deploy UGVs.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:18 March 5, 2008.

Biass, Eric H.  Still a Steep Learning Curve.  Armada International 32:58-59 October-November 2008.
"Presents an update on drone aircraft as of October 2008."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=34617896&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Biever, Celeste.  Robot Army Will Think for Itself.  New Scientist 186:30 May 21, 2005.
"James McLurkin, a postgraduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is trying to design robots that will work together and make collective decisions."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=17169717&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Birk, Andreas and Carpin, Stefano.  Merging Occupancy Grid Maps from Multiple Robots.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1384-1397 July 2006.
"When individual robots map their local surroundings, regions of overlap with other local robot maps can be matched to allow merging these local maps into one overall map."--Abstract from publication.

Boessenkool, Antonie.  Small Flyers, Big Profits:  Aerovironment Finds Niche in Hand-Tossed UAVs.  Defense News 23:26 March 31, 2008.

Boland, Rita.  Center Builds Robots with More Bang for the Buck.  Signal 62:49-53 March 2008.
Discusses the National Robotics Engineering Center.

Boland, Rita.  Military Considers the Human Factor in Independent Robots.  Signal 62:55-58 March 2008.

British Defense Technology Company.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 167:17 September 10, 2007.
"British defense technology company Qinetiq is to build a further version of its Zehpyr long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), following its latest flight tests--which included exceeding the official UAV duration record."--Abstract from Web site.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26949573&site=ehost-live

Bruce, James R. and Veloso, Manuela M.  Safe Multirobot Navigation Within Dynamics Constraints.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1398-1411 July 2006.
"In fast robot soccer games, teams play without any human input, avoiding collisions and obstacles and coordinating action to implement team strategy and tactics."--Abstract from publication.

Carafano, James Jay and Gudgel, Andrew.  The Pentagon's Robots:  Arming the Future.  Backgrounder No. 2093:1-6 December 19, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/upload/bg_2093.pdf

Cars Get Street Smart.  IEEE Spectrum 44:16+ October 2007.
Compares the technology used to win the DARPA Urban Challenge, a competition to design the best autonomous vehicle, with the technology needed for passenger cars of the future.
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/oct07/5577

Chen, Jessie Y. C. and others.  Human-Robot Interaction in the Context of Simulated Route Reconnaissance Missions.  Military Psychology 20:135 July 2008.
"The goal of this research was to examine the ways in which human operators interact with simulated semiautonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), semiautonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and teleoperated UGVs (Teleop)."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=32854558&site=ehost-live

Cherry, Steven.  Robots, Incorporated.  IEEE Spectrum 44:24-29 August 2007.
Discusses Microsoft's new robotics group.
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/aug07/5391

Coburn, James.  Robots Display Force Protection Prowess.  Airman 47:9 November 2003.
Reports on the demonstration of the latest in robotics and sensor technology at Lackland Air Force Base.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=11541108&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Coffey, Timothy and Montgomery, John A.  The Emergence of Mini UAVs for Military Applications.  Defense Horizons 22:1-8 December 2002.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS29195

Cofield, Calla.  Beach Bots.  Discover 29:10 July 2008.
"Discusses Sandbot a six-legged robot with curved, C-shaped limbs instead of wheels."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=32580456&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Cummings, M. L.  Of Shadows and White Scarves.  C4ISR Journal 7:17-18 August 2008.
“The U.S. Air Force believes the best people to fly UAVs are officers with experience in an actual cockpit; But operating an unmanned aircraft requires different skills than flying a jet.”--Abstract from publication.

Dalton, Jane G.  Future Navies--Present Issues.  Naval War College Review 59:17-39 Winter 2006.
See Unmanned Aerial and Underwater Systems, pp 22-25.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19759013&site=ehost-live

Davis, Brett.  Dirty Jobs:  High Tech Tools for Low-Tech Jobs.  Unmanned Systems 26:25-27 October 2008.
"Unmanned systems inspect pipes, haul dirt, and monitor volcanoes."

Davis, Brett.  Operating Unmanned Vehicles in Wartime:  Shadow, Hunter, Raven Patrol the Skies, Take Their Lumps, Prove Their Worth.  Unmanned Systems 26:15-17 January 2008.
"U.S. Army's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Project Office sponsored a media trip to Iraq in November to see how unmanned vehicles are being used there."--Abstract from publication.

Davis, Brett.  Punchy Clown, Drop-tank Batteries:  USAF Students Get Creative to Extend MAV Missions.  Unmanned Systems 26:31-33 August 2008.

DeBenedetti, Christian.  Warships of Tomorrow.  Popular Science 272:38-40 March 2008.
"Sleek designs, robotic aircraft and next-generation weapons will make the ships of the future the most formidable ever."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=29324920&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Defense Contractors Snap Up Submersible Robot Gliders.  IEEE Spectrum 45:11-12 September 2008.
"U.S. Navy contract stirs interest in propellerless AUVs."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/sep08/6611

Deptula, David A.  Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  Taking Strategy to Task.  Joint Force Quarterly 49:49-51 April 2008.
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Design of a High-Lift, Thick Airfoil for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications.  Journal of Aircraft 45:1789 September-October 2008.
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Desjarlais Jr., Orville F.  UAS:  Unseen, Unhead, Unstoppable.  Airman 52:4-11 September-October 2008.
"Discusses the capabilities and usage of the MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and other UAS by the U.S. military troops in the war against terror."
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Dias, M. Bernardine and others.  Market-Based Multirobot Coordination: A Survey and Analysis.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1257-1270 July 2006.
"When robots work together as a team, the members that perform each task should be the ones that promise to use the least resources to do the job."--Abstract from publication.

Erwin, Sandra I.  Chokepoints:  More Eyes in the Sky May Not Generate Better Intelligence.  National Defense 92:18-20 June 2008.
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European Study Will Pave the Way for UAV Deployments.  Jane's International Defense Review 41:10 October 2008.

Ewing, Lee.  Law Enforcement Seeks Robots to Counter Vehicle Bombs, Aid SWAT Teams.  Unmanned Systems 26:16-19 August 2008.

Ewing, Lee.  Out of the Lab, onto the Street:  Security Robots Go on the Prowl.  Unmanned Systems 26:18-20 October 2008.

Farinelli, Alessandro and others.  Assignment of Dynamically Perceived Tasks by Token Passing in Multirobot Systems.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1271-1288 July 2006.
"Tokens that permit performance of specific tasks can be generated and passed from one mobile robot to another to help achieve objectives such as collecting scattered objects."--Abstract from publication.

Farquharson, John.  Britain and the Flying Bomb:  The Research Programme Between the Two World Wars.  War in History 13:363-379 July 2006.
"Evaluates British work on unmanned aircraft and guided missiles in the interwar years."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20722594&site=ehost-live

Fire Scout Carries Payload.  Defense News 23:35 September 2008.
"Reports that the United States Navy is moving closer to conducting a technical evaluation with its Northrop Grumman-developed MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Takeoff and Landing Tactical UAV."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=34170294&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Fox, Dieter and others.  Distributed Multirobot Exploration and Mapping.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1325-1339 July 2006.
"Robots exploring an indoor environment can exchange position and orientation data to locate themselves in shared maps, then meet at common locations to verify that the maps are correct."--Abstract from publication.

Franchi, Peter La.  SPARWAR Reveals Mini UA Underwater Launch Canister Project.  Asia-Pacific Defence Reporter 34:45 March 2008.
"Discusses a canisterised underwater launch system for mini unmanned air systems that would allow them to be deployed from unmanned underwater vehicles or divers."

Freedberg, Sydney J.  The Robots Go Rolling Along.  National Journal 36:562-563 February 21, 2004.
The Department of Defense plans to use robots and remote-controlled machines on the battlefield.
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Fulghum, David A. and Butler, Amy.  Navy Intel Woes:  Navy Needs Spy Plane.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 167:35 October 1, 2007.
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Further Development of the Camcopter.  Asian Defence Journal,  pp 48-50, January-February 2008.

Gourley, Scott R. and Skinner, Tony.  Robot Wars.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:28-31 June 4, 2008.
"Reports on the technological development of unmanned ground vehicles and their deployment in an expanding number of missions, which could have profound implications for future military operations."--Abstract from publication.

Green, Jack.  Maritime Surveillance:  A Perspective on Unmanned Air Vehicles and Active Imaging.  RUSI 10:108-110 June 2007.
"Discusses the need for modern and highly capable sensors that can be launched from, and recovered to, maritime platforms and the development and integration issues that need to be overcome."--Abstract from publication.

Guevara, Inigo.  Ecuador Orders Israeli UAVs for Maritime Patrol Duties.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:8 September 3, 2008.
"Announces the procurement of unmanned aerial vehicles by Ecuador from Israel as part of a continuing modernization program."

Guizzo, Erico.  Three Engineers, Hundreds of Robots, One Warehouse.  IEEE Spectrum 45:26-33 July 2008.
"Kiva Systems wants to revolutionize distribution centers by setting swarms of robots loose on the inventory."
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jul08/6380

Handheld Spy Chopper.  Popular Science 273:62-63 September 2008.
"Looks at a handheld spy helicopter designed by students of the Stevens Institute of Technology; The design of the four-pound helicopter is described, and its ability to perform tasks like flying up stairwells to detect enemies is explained."
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Harrington, Caitlin.  USAF Plots Career Path to Boost UAV Pilot Numbers.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:14 September 24, 2008.
"Reports on the U.S. Air Force's plan to create a specialized career field for unmanned aircraft pilots."

Hodges, Jim.  Long-range Vision.  Defense News 23:24 September 8, 2008.
"Focuses on the long-range vision of unmanned aerial vehicles for military flights in the United States."
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Hodges, Jim.  Long-Range Vision:  In Quest for 5-Year UAV Flights, Developers Think Beyond the Airplane.  C4ISR 7:18-21 July 2008.

Howard, Andrew and others.  Multirobot Simultaneous Localization and Mapping Using Manifold Representations.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1360-1369 July 2006.
"Data from exploring robots can be used to map individual robot paths separately; where robots meet, the paths may be merged to form a larger map."--Abstract from publication.

Iannotta, Ben.  Who Should Fly?  Air Force Shows No Signs of Buckling in UAV Pilot Debate.  C4ISR Journal 7:14-16 August 2008.

Jameson, Hugh.  Drones Between Satellite and Earth.  Armada International 31:40+ December 2007-January 2008.
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Jarman, Robert.  U.K. Grand Challenge Aims Technology at the Battlefield.  Unmanned Systems 26:15-17 October 2008.
"The U.K. Ministry of Defence created its Grand Challenge so suppliers and inventors could come to grips with some of the issues facing the armed forces on the front lines, using robotics technology."--Abstract from publication.

Jean, Grace.  Are Autonomous Naval Vessels the Next Big Wave?  National Defense 91:39 January 2007.
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Jean, Grace.  Flying Partners.  National Defense 93:30-35 December 2008.
"As the Army prepares to deploy a new weapons-capable unmanned aircraft to the Middle East, it is solidifying plans with the Air Force to better coordinate the operation of combat drones."--Publication.
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Jean, Grace.  Robot Controllers Free Operators to Handle Weapons.  National Defense 92:46-47 October 2007.
"AnthroTronix Inc. has developed several human-machine interface technologies that are designed for use by dismounted troops in battlefield conditions."--Abstract from Web site.
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Kappenman, Jeffrey.  Army Unmanned Aircraft Systems:  Decisive in Battle.  Joint Force Quarterly 49:20-23 April 2008.
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Keller, John.  Swimming Robots.  Military & Aerospace Electronics 19:16-20 August 2008.
"Reports on the increasing use of underwater unmanned vehicles (UUVs) for counter-mine warfare, undersea surveys and surveillance, as well covertly deploying weapons."
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Kemp, Damian.  Removing the Human Factor:  Air Forces Eye Unmanned Bombers.  Jane's International Defence Review 41:50-53 May 2008.

Kemp, Ian and Biass, Eric H.  Vehicles with a Mind of Their Own.  Armada International 32:36-42 June-July 2008.
"Focuses on the military applications of unmanned ground vehicles."
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Kenyon, Henry S.  Tiny Machine Packs Big Punch:  Scout Bot Carries Sensors, Weapons into Harm's Way.  Signal 62:59-60 March 2008.

Kenyon, Henry S.  U.S. Robots Surge Onto the Battlefield.  Signal 62:45-48 March 2008.
Discusses the Robotic Systems Joint Project Office.

Knoedler, Andrew J.  Lowering the High Ground:  Using Near-Space Vehicles for Persistent ISR.  Military Technology 32:178-182+ 2008.
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Kowitz, Chuck.  UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems).  Flying Safety 64:36-37 January-February 2008.
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Kucera, Joshua and Sirak, Michael.  Bomb-Clearing Robots to Enter Full-Rate Production.  Jane's Defence Weekly 42:9 July 13, 2005.
The Department of Defense has authorized bomb-clearing robots for production.

Kumagai, Jean.  A Robotic Sentry for Korea's Demilitarized Zone.  IEEE Spectrum 44:16-17 March 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/mar07/4948

La Franchi, Peter.  Multiple Micro UAS Prepare for Simultaneous Flight Test.  Asia Pacific Defence Reporter 34:44 July-August 2008.

Landshark:  A Dad Who Fought Back.  Popular Science 273:47 December 2008.
"When Brian Hart lost his son to a roadside ambush in Iraq, he channeled his grief into creating an affordable robot that defuses bombs."--Abstract from publication.
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Layton, Peter.  Hedging Strategies:  UCAVs, Budgets and Improbable Threats.  Armed Forces Journal 145:28-31+ April 2008.

Lubold, Gordon.  Robotic Vehicles Give Glimpse into the Future of Convoy Ops.  Air Force Times 66:22 December 19, 2005.

MacNeill, John.  Stop, Drop, and Roll.  Popular Science 272:74-75 April 2008.
Describes a firefighting robot.
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Magnuson, Stew.  Man vs. Machine:  Ground Robots' Place in Military at Risk, Experts Warn.  National Defense 92:30-32+ May 2008.
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Mahon, Tim.  Preparing to Hit the Deck:  U.S. Navy's UCAS-D--Unmanned Combat Air System Carrier Demonstration--Program.  C4ISR 7:30-32 March 2008.

Mahon, Tim.  Reaping the Benefit: U.K. Stands Up First Unmanned Aerial System Squadron.  C4ISR Journal 7:32 March 2008.

Mahon, Tim.  Seeking Harmony.  C4ISR Journal 7:24-25 September 2008.
"Reports on a study by the European Commission to define the size, nature and scope of the market for military and civil unmanned aircraft around the world."

Matthews, William.  DoD to Develop UAV That 'Thinks for Itself'.  Federal Times 44:13 September 29, 2008.
"Focuses on the Stealthy Persistent Perch-and-Stare small unmanned aerial vehicle program of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency."

Matthews, William.  Nanosar Sharpens Vision of Small UAVs.  Defense News 23:24 March 31, 2008.

Mientka, Matt.  Unmanned Systems Aim for New Targets Underwater.  Unmanned Systems 26:42 August 2008.

Mone, Gregory.  Robot Connector.  Popular Science 271:78 November 2007.
"Discusses brain-machine interfaces, the experimental effort to control external devices through brain signals."
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New Payloads and Missions Examined for Fire Scout.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 169:22 September 8, 2008.
"Reports that Northrop Grumman has begun flying a company-owned MQ-8B Fire Scout aircraft to accelerate development of additional payloads and missions for the vertical takeoff and landing unmanned air vehicle."
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Nguyen, Bao and others.  Autonomous Underwater Vehicles:  A Transformation in Mine Counter-Measure Operations.  Defense & Security Analysis 34:247-266 September 2008.

None Shall Have Prizes.  Economist 370:89 March 20, 2004.
"Reports on a race designed to encourage engineers to think about the problem of robotics."
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Nothing to Lose but Their Chains.  The Economist 387:90-92 June 21, 2008.
“Presents an exploration into the technological development of robots in the early 21st century.”
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Opall-Rome, Barbara.  Honing Drone Skills: Multinational Forces Learn UAV Mission Skills at Specialist School.  C4ISR Journal 7:34-35 March 2008.

Osborn, Kris and Hoffman, Michael.  Finally, Ground Rules for Air Ops.  Defense News 23:1-8 September 15, 2008.
"Reports on the U.S. Army and Air Force's joint Concept of Operations for medium-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles." 
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Pagello, Enrico and others.  Cooperation Issues and Distributed Sensing for Multirobot Systems.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1370-1383 July 2006.
"These soccer-playing robots can cooperate and change roles as needed, and their 360 degree vision can be combined into team-wide observations."--Abstract from publication.

Parker, Lynne E. and Tang, Fang.  Building Multirobot Coalitions Through Automated Task Solution Synthesis.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1289-1305 July 2006.
"A group of robots can move to, or push boxes to, specified locations by sharing information when individual robots cannot perform the tasks separately."--Abstract from publication.

Philpott, Don.  Unmanned Vehicles:  In the Air, on Land and at Sea.  Homeland Defense Journal 6:6-9 2008.
Special Edition, Unmanned Vehicles.

Read, Brock.  Robots Left in the Dust in Race across the Mojave Desert.  Chronicle of Higher Education 50:A32 March 26, 2004.
"Reports on the Grand Challenge, a robotic race from Los Angeles to Las Vegas sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency."
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Robot Cars:  A Challenge, Eh?  The Economist 385:95 November 3, 2007.
Discusses the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's grand prix and autonomous vehicle technology.
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Roosevelt, Ann.  MULE Prototype Demonstrates Autonomous Navigation.  Defense Daily 235:8 July 10, 2007.
"Offers information on the Multifunction Utility/Logistics and Equipment (MULE) being developed by Lockheed Martin as part of the Boeing-SAIC managed Future Combat Systems (FCS) modernization program, which includes unmanned ground vehicles."--Abstract from Web site.
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Rosen, Jacob and Hannaford, Blake.  Doc at a Distance.  IEEE Spectrum 43:34-39 October 2006.
"Robot surgeons promise to save lives in remote communities, war zones, and disaster-stricken areas."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/oct06/4667

Schechter, Erik.  Airships on the Rise.  C4ISR Journal 7:30-32 September 2008.
"Reports on the renewed interest in airships which present a challenge to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance craft; The U.S. Army and Navy have plans of using airships as remotely piloted aircraft in a variety of forms and missions."

Scott, Richard.  UK MoD Develops Mantis UAV Testbed for Deep, Persistent Surveillance and Strike.  Jane's International Defense Review 41:20 September 2008.
"Reports that BAE Systems Inc. is aiming to further advance its capability in unmanned autonomous air systems."

Sellner, Brennan and others.  Coordinated Multiagent Teams and Sliding Autonomy for Large-Scale Assembly.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1425-1444 July 2006.
"A robot team that assembles complex structures can exploit its human team members' unique skill set to improve reliability and robustness."--Abstract from publication.

Stone, R. Hugh and others.  Flight Testing of the T-Wing Tail-Sitter Unmanned Air Vehicle.  Journal of Aircraft 45:673 March-April 2008.
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Stulberg, Adam N.  Managing the Unmanned Revolution in the U.S. Air Force.  Orbis 51:251-265 Spring 2007.

Talbot, David.  The Ascent of the Robotic Attack Jet.  Technology Review 108:56-60 March 2005.
"Reports on the first working models of networked autonomous attack jets, which the Department of Defense would like to start building by 2010."
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Taylor, Phillip.  Georgia Tech Crafting Testing Roadmap for DoD.  Unmanned Systems 26:34-35 October 2008.
"In an effort to stay ahead of rapid developments in the field of unmanned and autonomous vehicle systems, the Department of Defense awarded the Georgia Tech Research Institute a contract to create a roadmap to guide improvements of testing and evaluation of those systems."--Abstract from publication.

Theberge, Michelle and Dudek, Gregory.  Gone Swimmin'.  IEEE Spectrum 43:38-43 June 2006.
"An amphibious robot explores aquatic environments."
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/jun06/3641

Tiny, Careful Cuts.  The Economist 387:91 June 21, 2008.
Robots perform delicate medical procedures.
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To Infinity!  Aviation Week & Space Technology 165:77 September 25, 2006.
"Reports on the Zephyr high-altitude (more than 50,000 feet) unmanned aerial vehicle that will be operated by British defense contractor Qinetiq using batteries and solar power."--Abstract from Web site.
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Tuttle, Rich.  Small Is Big When It Comes to Unmanned Systems Payloads.  Unmanned Systems 26:27-29 August 2008.

Tuttle, Rich.  USAF to Create New UAS Pilot Career Track.  Unmanned Systems 26:28-30 October 2008.

Uchibe, Eiji and Asada, Minoru.  Incremental Coevolution with Competitive and Cooperative Tasks in a Multirobot Environment.  Proceedings of the IEEE 94:1412-1424 July 2006.
"Soccer-playing robots can develop skills based on the success or failure of previous behavior, and skill-development is enhanced when all team members adopt successful behavior."--Abstract from publication.

U.K. Troops Use Mini UAV.  GPS World 19:36 September 2008.
"Reports on the new Global Positioning System guided tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the Desert Hawk III."
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Unmanned and Dangerous.  The Economist 385:20 December 8, 2007.
"Unmanned aerial vehicles are a vital tool of modern warfare, once-harmless drones are now deadly attack aircraft; Where did the technology come from, and where is it going?"--Abstract from publication.
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Wagner, Breanne.  'Big Dog' Could Become a Marine's Best Friend.  National Defense 92:26 July 2008.
"Focuses on a four-legged robot called "Big Dog" funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) which could serve as a U.S. Marine Corps' pack mule."--Abstract from Web site.
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Wagner, Breanne.  Grounded Drones.  National Defense 92:42 October 2007.
Discusses the lack of a Federal Aviation Administration certification policy for unmanned aerial vehicles.
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Walsh, David C.  Unmanned Parachute Systems:  Old-School Tech Meets Emerging Needs in Cargo Delivery Sector.  Unmanned Systems 26:32-33 October 2008.

Warwick, Graham.  Operational Potential.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 169:56-57 September 15, 2008.
"Reports that Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratory has demonstrated the ability to automatically deconflict groups of small unmanned air vehicles with limited sensor, communication and processing capability."
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Warwick, Graham and Barrie, Douglas.  Unblinking Eye.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 169:57-58 September 15, 2008.
"Reports that British technology company Qinetiq is developing novel sensor and platform ideas; One technology is the Zephyr solar-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance, unmanned air vehicle."
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Williams, Huw.  Drop the Pilot:  Debating Semantics for Future Operation and Command of UAVs.  Jane's International Defense Review 41:42-44 October 2008.
"Presents a discussion on the role of pilots in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) deployment; Discusses whether UAVs need pilots or operators as well as the role of UAVs."

Wood, Robert.  Fly, Robot Fly.  IEEE Spectrum 45:25-29 March 2008.
"Whether as rescue robot or flying spy, this micro-aerial vehicle could change how we look at the common housefly."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://spectrum.ieee.org/mar08/6017

Young, Susan H. H.  Gallery of USAF Weapons:  2008 USAF Almanac.  Air Force Magazine 91:138-161 May 2008.

Zorpette, Glenn.  Bomb Squad Diary.  IEEE Spectrum 45:40-47 October 2008.
"A high-tech form of bomb disposal has evolved on the streets of Iraq and Afghanistan."--Abstract from publication.
Also available online at:  http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/oct08/6787


Multimedia


2006 Complete Guide to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs.  United States, Progressive Management, 2005.  1 DVD-ROM.
Contains 17 documents from various government agencies on the topic of unmanned aerial vehicles; Available in the Multimedia section of the Library.
DVD call no.:  623.7469 U11


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